Management of supervisory practices during the teaching practicum: Perspectives of TESL trainee teachers / Stephanie Anak Larry Daniel

Larry Daniel, Stephanie (2012) Management of supervisory practices during the teaching practicum: Perspectives of TESL trainee teachers / Stephanie Anak Larry Daniel. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

In the field of Teacher Education, the management of supervisory practices is often viewed as a
critical role of a supervisor in internship programmes such as the Teaching Practicum. Therefore,
the aim ofthis study was to investigate the management ofsupervisory practices as perceived by
TESL trainee teachers undergoing a three month Teaching Practicum. This study explored
aspects such as the trainee teachers' perceptions towards the overall process of supervision, the
roles of supervisor, their relationship between supervisees and supervisors and contribution of
supervision, The study was conducted at the Faculty uf Education in Ui'TM Shah Alam - a
public university located in the state of Selangor in Malaysia. The study involved the total
population of Semester Seven and Semester Eight TESL students who had undergone their threemonth
teaching practicum. Therefore a total of fifty eight (58) trainee teachers were involved in
this study. The instruments used to collect data included a questionnaire and semi structured
interviews. The interviews were conducted with six trainee teachers to triangulate the results
obtained from the questionnaire . The findings in this study revealed though positive responses
were obtained from the qualitative data, the qualitative data presented rather contradictory
findings on a number of aspects. The quantitative findings of the study revealed that a majority
of the respondents viewed the supervision process positively as it helped improve their teaching
skills and strategies that enhanced their teaching and learning process. They also felt that they
had a good relationship with their supervisors. They indicated that their supervisors motivated
them and gave them the confidence needed to become effective teachers. On the other hand,
qualitative data obtained from interview sessions indicated that some supervisors were not
committed in helping students enhance their skills and knowledge during the practicum and a
few supervisors were viewed as incompetent, lacking in field experience and demotivating.
These findings imply that the management ofsupervisory practices leave much to be desired and
hence the relevant authorities concerned need to look into the role and commitment of
supervisors and where possible only competent and experienced supervisors be placed to guide
young teacher trainees. This study also recommends that supervisors be provided with
continuous training for professional development. Finally, if possible further similar research be
conducted involving'a larger population sample.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Larry Daniel, Stephanie
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Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Types of education > Professional education > Practicums > Malaysia
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Study and teaching. Research
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Study and teaching. Research > Teacher training
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Item ID: 14900
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching Practicum; TESL trainee teachers; Teacher Education
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/14900

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