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ERIC Number: ED435195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluation of Student-Teachers' Performance in TEFL Practicum at Kuwait University.
Al-Mutawa, Najat; Al-Dabbous, Jawahir
A study investigated the process used in evaluating student teachers of English as a foreign language (TEFL) during the practicum period, in an effort to assess and improve the supervision process. Subjects were 34 student teachers from Kuwait University practice-teaching in intermediate and secondary schools. The students' evaluation was conducted over three 1-month periods for guidance, development, and assessment. They were observed for evidence of 36 competencies in five categories: personal qualities; language/linguistic knowledge; interpersonal competence; planning; and classroom implementation. Student gender, number of students, student-teacher's educational status (undergraduate or graduate), and teaching load were also considered. Results indicate that all categories of competence were significantly correlated with each other. It was also found that students' progress was achieved largely at the end of the first period and only marginally at the end of the third period, suggesting some crystallization of competencies through the student teaching process. Recommendations are made for further research. Contains 30 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kuwait