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American Journal of Educational Research. 2019, 7(3), 224-231
DOI: 10.12691/education-7-3-6
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Attitudes of Student Teachers at the University of Petra toward Teaching Profession and Its Relation to Their Teaching Competences Observed during Practical Training§

Mahmoud Jamal Al-Salkhi1,

1Department of Educational Sciences, University of Petra, Amman, Jordan

Pub. Date: March 10, 2019

Cite this paper:
Mahmoud Jamal Al-Salkhi. Attitudes of Student Teachers at the University of Petra toward Teaching Profession and Its Relation to Their Teaching Competences Observed during Practical Training§. American Journal of Educational Research. 2019; 7(3):224-231. doi: 10.12691/education-7-3-6

Abstract

This study aimed at exploring the attitudes of the student teachers at the University of Petra toward teaching Profession, and its relation to their teaching Competences observed during practical training. In order to meet this objective, the study sample contained 35 female student teachers. The sample was split into two groups: 23 participants specialize in class teacher, and 12 participants specializing in child education. The researcher used the attitudes measure towards the teaching Profession and a notebook to write the observed teaching Competences. The study concluded the existence of a positive attitude toward the profession prior to and post of field training, in spite of a decrease in the attitude level after training. Also, the study showed the existence of a statistical indicative difference between the attitude average of the participants toward the teaching profession attributed to the difference in their specialties. The study results were in favor of the students specializing in the class teacher. Additionally, the study has showed that the level of teaching Competences of the female student teachers was high, and there is no statistical indicative difference between the teaching Competences of female student teachers as viewed by the advisors of field training based on specialty. Finally, the study does not indicate any relation between their attitude toward the teaching profession and teaching Competences during the practical training.

Keywords:
attitudes teaching profession teaching competences

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