ACHIEVEMENTS IN SUBJECTS METHODOLOGY AS CORRELATES OF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN TEACHING PRACTICE
Ajogbeje, O. J.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study adopted the ex-post facto research design to examine the achievement in subject methodology as correlates of student's performance in teaching practice. Stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting 125 students in 2005/2006 academic session and 162 students in 2006/2007 academic session from nine mathematics combinations from Schools of Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences and Education in College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti. Data were collected through an inventory and analyzed using correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. Major findings showed that a significant relationship existed between mathematics methodology, problem solving and average performance of students in teaching practice; principles and methods of teaching in education while mathematics methodology and problem solving significantly predicted average performance of students in teaching practice grades in 2005/2006, 2006/2007 and in both sessions. Principles and methods of teaching education exhibited negative predictive strength on average students' performance in teaching practice in 2005 / 2006 session. The implication of this study is that lecturers should concretize their approaches to the teaching of the course so that, positive contribution could be made to the student's performance in teaching practice grade at the college level.