American Journal of Educational Science
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American Journal of Educational Science, Vol.6, No.2, Jun. 2020, Pub. Date: Nov. 6, 2020
Student-Teachers Attitude in Atebubu College of Education Towards the Teaching Profession at the Primary School Level in Ghana
Pages: 5-13 Views: 62 Downloads: 25
Authors
[01] Thomas Sarpong, Department of Social Science, Atebubu College of Education, Atebubu, Ghana.
[02] Francis Atta Sarpong, Department of Business and Social Science Education, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
Abstract
The teacher plays a very crucial part in shaping and molding the life of students of every nation; therefore, an investigation of attitude possessed by teachers in teaching students is essential and a call in the right direction. The study's primary purpose was to investigate student-teachers' attitudes in Atebubu College of Education towards the teaching profession at the basic school level in Ghana. Specifically, the study sought to investigate student-teachers' attitude in the Atebubu College of Education towards the teaching profession. The study also examined the factors that influence student-teachers' attitudes in the Atebubu College of Education towards teaching the teaching profession and determine whether there is a significant difference between genders of student-teachers Atebubu College of Education towards the teaching of the teaching profession in Ghana. The researcher adopted a descriptive survey design for the study. The proportionate sampling technique was used to sample 250 student-teachers. The researcher adopted a standardized questionnaire for the survey. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data that was obtained from the questionnaire. The study revealed that the student-teacher in Atebubu College of Education (ATECOE) have a positive attitude towards the teaching profession. The paper further established that many factors influence student-teachers' attitude in Atebubu College of Education. These factors include greater attention paid to teacher education by the government; teachers are well motivated like other professionals, student-teachers' working conditions are right and high prestige for teachers in society. The study also found a statistically significant difference in male and female student-teachers' attitude towards the teaching profession in Ghana. The study concluded that student-teachers' positive attitude is likely to cause desirable positive teaching habits, such as developing a sense of duty, professional competence, and insights into student problems and needs. There would continue to be teacher attrition due to a lack of teacher motivation and low societal recognition for Ghana's teaching profession. The study further concluded that both male and female student-teachers do not attach the same level of seriousness in their teaching career.
Keywords
Attitude, Student-teacher, Teaching Profession, College of Education
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