Contextualizing English language teacher education for young learners in the Philippines: Challenges in the practice teaching for pre-service teachers' practicum


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Dept of English and Applied Linguistics

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Archival Material/Manuscript


Practice teaching is considered as an essential component for any teacher education program because it trains pre-service teachers for the demands of the profession. In the Philippines, curriculum designers for pre-service programs constantly update program offerings to prepare student teachers for the ever growing complexities of classroom life. This case study attempts to examine the challenges student teachers face in their practicum settings in terms of pedagogical strategies (lesson design, implementation and evaluation), and classroom management. This case study initially describes the teacher education program of De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. It then reports results obtained through survey questionnaires, interviews and classroom observations involving practicum students, cooperating teachers of hist institution and practicum supervisors.



Teacher Education and Professional Development


Teachers—Training of—Philippines; Student teachers—Philippines; Student teaching—Philippines

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