A Study of Development of Insight and Knowledge in Pre- Service Teachers through School Experience Program
Keywords: Development of insight, Development of knowledge, Pre-service teachers, School experience program.
AbstractThe paper aims to identify factors held responsible for developing insight and knowledge in pre-service teachers and loopholes in the present system of teacher education that needs to be catered for to develop better teachers. A qualitative method was used in the present study. Sample comprised of young-aged pre-service teachers (18–22 years) and middle-aged adult (25–29 years) of Delhi-NCR region pursuing only B.Ed. or B.El.Ed., from a public university and private university, respectively. The random sampling process was carried out, wherein 40 students, including 20 boys and 20 girls of both age groups, were selected randomly from universities situated in NCR-Delhi. The teacher aptitude test carried 18 items with four options for each item. The self-developed questionnaire carried 20 items in the open-ended form administered on the randomly selected sample. The finding reveals various factors and parameters laid under the school experience program of different universities responsible for developing pre-service teachers’ insight and knowledge. The better practice of other institutions could be modified or adopted for better results by other institutions.
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