Show simple item record Mupa, Paul 2021-03-23T14:45:57Z 2021-03-23T14:45:57Z 2021
dc.description Article published in the African Perspectives of Research in Teaching & Learning (APORTAL) Vol 5(1): 2021 en_US
dc.description.abstract Building bridges for student teachers is the fountain and link-pin to moulding effective teachers in any system of education. This study seeks to highlight challenges faced by student teachers in primary and secondary schools in Masvingo Province. The study adopted a post-positivist approach rooted in the interpretive philosophy and employed the qualitative research methodology. The population for the study were 250 student teachers who had gathered at a teaching practice workshop at Masvingo Regional Campus. Convenience sampling technique was employed to select information rich participants who were asked to write down narratives on challenges they faced during teaching practice. Semi-structured interviews and focus groups were employed as data generation tools as well. The major findings of the study were that student teachers had several challenges rooted in mentoring, pedagogical, time constraints, implementing updated curriculum with the new learning areas, disciplinary issues, lack of textbooks, overloaded lasses and teaching periods, supervisor related issues, among others. The study concludes that student teachers find it a rocky road to effectively practice in the absence of a supportive environment. The study recommends that schools should attach student teachers to competent and qualified mentors. Universities and schools should work hand in glove and come up with several seminars and workshops for student teachers so that their practice is made rich. Key terms: teaching practice; student teachers; discourses; broken bridges en_US
dc.format.extent 16 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Perspectives of Research in Teaching & Learning en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Teaching practice en_US
dc.subject Student teachers en_US
dc.subject Discourses en_US
dc.subject Broken bridges en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Student teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Law - Study and teaching (Continuing education) en_US
dc.title Discourses that transient into broken bridges for student teachers on teaching practice : a case of primary and secondary schools in Masvingo Province en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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