PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED BY STUDENT TEACHERS OF PHILIPPINE NORMAL UNIVERSITY ISABELA CAMPUS
The research employed the descriptive-survey to gather and analyze the problems and difficulties the 100 BEEd and BSEd students encountered during practice teaching. The data were collected during the school year 2008-2009. No sampling procedure was done because all student teachers were included as participants. The instrument used to gather data was questionnaire on problems and difficulties students encountered during practice teaching. This relates to personal problems, teacher’s preparation problems, class participation problems, class management problems, instructional problems, problems on evaluation, emotional problems, and problems in adjusting to pupils/students. To arrive at the correct analysis and interpretation of data, frequency, percentage and rank were used. Findings disclosed that the problems and difficulties encountered relate to homesickness, financial adjustment, learners, classroom management, communication skills, instructional skills, instructional materials and evaluation tools preparation and analysis of test results, different feelings and emotions, and on adjustment to the cooperating school as a whole.
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