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Teaching Practice and the Effectiveness of Geography Teaching: Appraisal of Secondary Schools in Anglophone Cameroon




Educational System, Geography Teaching, Anglophone Cameroon


The quality of the educational system of any given country depends largely on the quality of Teacher education. For this quality to be realized, it is important to constantly monitor the stages (theoretical, teaching practice, research project) involved in teacher education. This study sought to investigate the influence of teaching practice on the effectiveness of geography teaching in secondary schools in Anglophone Cameroon. It was carried out within the Menchum and Fako Divisions of the North West and South West regions of Cameroon. This research had as population size, some 1444 geography teachers and all their students drawn from all government secondary schools within these two regions. Teachers’ sample population was gotten through the use of purposive sampling method while that of students was gotten through the use of simple random sampling. Respondents were expected to fill in closed ended questionnaire items. Data collected were reported using frequency tables and proportions while Logistic Regression Model was used to predict the effect level of influence of teaching practice on geography teachers’ teaching effectiveness. This effectiveness was assessed based on one factor thatis supervision of teaching practice. It was realized that the supervision of teaching alone cannot effectively predict teachers' effectiveness. Based on this finding, it was recommended that more emphasis during teacher training should be laid on subject matter mastery by student-teachers. Also, some form of financial incentives should be given to student-teachers. Finally, a thorough screening exercise should be done in the selection of supervisors and Cooperating teachers to ensure that only the most qualified are assigned to guide and supervise student-teachers.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I30012
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2018
Page(s): 116-122

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