Understanding TESL pre-service teacher's teaching experiences and challenges via post-practicum reflection forms

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Abstract

This paper described a study designed to examine pre-service teachers' teaching experiences and challenges with the school administrators, mentor, supervisor, as well as teaching and learning process. A total of 38 students (which onwards cited as trainee teachers) of TESL (Executive) programme at the Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia who had completed their two months teaching practicum in various schools in Malaysia responded to a set of open-ended questions. The results showed that as a whole, the trainee teachers indicated positive comments on their relationship with school administrator regarding the administrators' attitude towards the trainee teachers and the cooperation given by the administrators in managing the trainee teachers. They also felt that their mentor had guided and helped them a lot in terms of teaching and learning process as well as in managing the class. Apart from that, the findings also indicated that the trainee teachers found that their supervisors were very helpful and supportive and they did not have problems with the school environment. However, challenges can be seen in terms of the students' attitude towards the trainee teachers and the learning of the language, students' motivation, students' discipline, and support system. The findings also indicated that the trainee teachers were having problems in coping with the bias issue as most of them are from China.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages722-728
Number of pages7
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 29 Oct 201031 Oct 2010

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Other1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period29/10/1031/10/10

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Keywords

  • Experiences and challenges
  • Teaching practicum
  • Trainee teachers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Understanding TESL pre-service teacher's teaching experiences and challenges via post-practicum reflection forms. / Md Yunus, Melor; Hashim, Harwati; Mohd. Ishak, Noriah; Mahamod, Zamri.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. p. 722-728.

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Md Yunus, M, Hashim, H, Mohd. Ishak, N & Mahamod, Z 2010, Understanding TESL pre-service teacher's teaching experiences and challenges via post-practicum reflection forms. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 9, pp. 722-728, 1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010, Cairo, Egypt, 29/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.224
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