Predictive Factors influencing the Performance of Mathematics Student-Teachers in Teaching Practice at College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Nigeria
Ojo, O. A. and Ayodele, O. B.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study on Predictive Factors influencing the Performance of Mathematics Student-Teachers in Teaching Practice at College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Nigeria aims at determining student-teachers performance in Teaching Practice in relation to Education Method, Mathematics Method, Micro-Teaching and Problem Solving course among 185 mathematics students in College of Education Ikere Ekiti. They were selected from nine subject’s combinations in three consecutive sessions by using stratified random sampling techniques. The major instruments for data collection for this study are mathematics students’ scores in EDU 311, EDU 113, EDU 213, MAT 123, and MAT 212. Data were analyzed using correlation coefficient, multiple regression and analysis of variance. Mathematics Method (MAT 123) and Problem Solving course (MAT 212) were found to be significant factors influencing student teachers performance in Teaching Practice, while Education Method (EDU 123) and Micro-teaching (EDU 311) have contributed significantly to Teaching Practice skills. Hence, there is also a need to restructure the course contents in such a way that each of them will have strong and positive relationship with teaching practice.