Challenges and Preparedness of Pre-Service Teachers in a Globally Competitive Work Force

Maria Leodevina C. Batugal


This study explored on the pre-service teaching performance of the students of St. Paul University Philippines. To achieve this purpose data were obtained using a tool in evaluating classroom instruction among student-teachers. Data were analyzed using weighted mean and T-test for independent samples. The pre-service teachers’ performance was categorized into three areas namely; as a teacher, handling students’ class participation and other observations related to teaching. Results revealed that the performance of the pre-service teachers was generally Very Good. However, their choice and expression of words, ability to answer questions, ability to connect material to the broader aspect of the subject and their technique in asking questions were rated as Good. T-test results reveal that there is no significant difference in the teaching performance of the pre-service teachers when grouped according to gender and program of study. The research was also guided by an open-ended question to identify the weaknesses of the pre-service teachers. The weaknesses were identified such as: art of questioning, use of creative slide presentations, introducing reinforcement activities and handling students’ misbehavior. The result of this study will be a basis for introducing initiatives to improve the Teacher Education Program to lead pre-service teachers to become globally competent.

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