Linking theory and practice: the case of TESL trainee teachers / Siti Salina Ghazali and Lee Lai Fong

Ghazali, Siti Salina (2008) Linking theory and practice: the case of TESL trainee teachers / Siti Salina Ghazali and Lee Lai Fong. Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE), 4 (2). pp. 1-34. ISSN 1823-7797

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate TESL trainee teachers’ insights on the link between theory and practice. This study also sought to find out how they viewed the effectiveness of the teacher preparation programme in terms of preparing them to teach secondary school students. The study involved 79 Teaching English as a Second
Language (TESL) Part 7 and 8 trainee teachers from the Faculty of
Education, UiTM selected through a purposive sampling procedure.
This study adopted both quantitative and qualitative methods to ensure
that a wide coverage of areas and detailed explanations of those
areas could be gathered. To obtain the quantitative data, the survey
method was employed and the instrument need was a questionnaire.
On the other hand, to get the qualitative data, interviews were
conducted and journal entries were scrutinised. The findings revealed
that the trainees felt that they were well-prepared in three crucial
areas which were field knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and
professional knowledge. The results also indicated that gender and
academic performance have no influence on the trainees’ perceptions.
At the end of the paper, implications of the study were discussed and
recommendations were made to further strengthen the teacher
education programme at the Faculty of Education in UiTM.

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Item Type: Article
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Ghazali, Siti Salina
sitis546@salam.uitm.edu.my
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Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
ISSN: 1823-7797
Volume: 4
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-34
Keywords: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Trainee teachers, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Teacher preparation programme
Date: December 2008
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/355
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