Challenges for student-teachers during their teaching practicum in an early childhood teacher education context

Authored by: May May Hung Cheng , Sylvia Yee Fan Tang , Angel Kit Yi Wong

Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia

Print publication date:  May  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138908499
eBook ISBN: 9781315694382
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This chapter explains challenges for student-teachers during their teaching practicum. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with student-teachers from an early childhood education programme. The findings identified three types of challenges, including the lack of opportunities for practice, working with experienced teachers in the classroom, and working in school as an organization in the community. It is suggested that the link between teacher education programmes, schools, and the community be improved.

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