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ERIC Number: EJ907795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0034-5237
University-School Partnerships: An Exploratory Study of Nigerian Teachers Sitting in on Student Teachers' Lessons
Ejieh, Michael U. C.
Research in Education, v80 n1 p107-112 Nov 2008
The teacher education programme of Obafemi Awolowo University, like those of the other universities in Nigeria, and elsewhere, adopts a university-school partnership model in principle, requiring students in the programme to take academic courses in the university and go for teaching practice or field experience in a placement school. Through personal observation and informal conversations for a number of years with some of his students in the teacher education programme, this investigator realised that some teachers in some placement schools virtually abandoned their classrooms for student teachers and that those who accompanied them to class usually neither supervised them nor commented on their lessons during and after delivery. This cast some doubt on the extent to which any form of school-university partnership model is put into effect during the field experience of the student teachers. This pilot study was therefore designed to find out why such teachers sat in on student teachers' lessons without interacting with them and, also, to explore ways of making them play more active roles in the training of pre-service teachers. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria