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American Journal of Educational Research. 2019, 7(4), 304-308
DOI: 10.12691/education-7-4-1
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Pre-service Teachers’ Perception of Readiness to Teach in Light of Teachers’ Standards

Ismail Elmahdi1, and Hala Fawzi1

1Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain

Pub. Date: April 11, 2019

Cite this paper:
Ismail Elmahdi and Hala Fawzi. Pre-service Teachers’ Perception of Readiness to Teach in Light of Teachers’ Standards. American Journal of Educational Research. 2019; 7(4):304-308. doi: 10.12691/education-7-4-1

Abstract

This study examines the extent to which the graduate teachers from Bahrain Teachers College (BTC) meet Teachers’ Standards which are set by the Ministry of Education in Bahrain (MoE). In particular, the study explores the extent to which pre-service teachers at BTC are equipped with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to implement these standards. Mixed research methods were employed to conduct this study. On one hand the findings revealed that the results were mixed regarding the pre-service teachers’ perceptions of readiness to teach in relation to content knowledge, dealing with parents, school administration and MoE. On the other hand, they indicate that pre-service teachers show strong agreement with the effectiveness of the BTC’s teacher education program in preparing them to implement the Teachers' Standards (Mean= 4.10, SD = 0.85).

Keywords:
readiness to teach teachers’ standards pre-service teachers teacher education programs

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