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American Journal of Educational Research. 2021, 9(12), 701-707
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Plea from Within: The Plights of Pre-service Teachers in the Midst of the New Normal of Education

Jon Denver S. Laguitao1, Bella Fe A. Cubalit1, Rose Ann Joy O. Teppang1, Mary Ann R. dela Cruz2 and Romiro G. Bautista2, 3,

1Pre-service Teachers, College of Teacher Education, Quirino State University-Diffun Campus, Philippines

2Faculty, College of Teacher Education, Quirino State University-Diffun Campus, Philippines

3International Relations Office, Quirino State University, Philippines

Pub. Date: December 01, 2021

Cite this paper:
Jon Denver S. Laguitao, Bella Fe A. Cubalit, Rose Ann Joy O. Teppang, Mary Ann R. dela Cruz and Romiro G. Bautista. Plea from Within: The Plights of Pre-service Teachers in the Midst of the New Normal of Education. American Journal of Educational Research. 2021; 9(12):701-707. doi: 10.12691/education-9-12-2


The new normal of education provides educators a huge leap and opportunities to re-invent the future. Affected by the turmoil of the pandemic are the pre-service teachers. This study found out that pre-service teachers need to learn the rigors of teaching through Narratology, a configural mode of understanding and principles – the meanings of their stories and experiences as part of an identity development. In light of the new phenomenon in education, the informants felt unprepared, but as to their experiences, they could adapt to technologies, and maximize their potentials. Some factors that were found to affect the pre-service teachers’ pandemic student teaching are: lesson planning is tedious, and internet played a big role in their practicum. It is recommended that the experiences of the pre-service teachers may be incorporated in modifying the pre-service teaching practicum of the next pre-service teachers in the locale of the study in order to upskill them with the desired outcomes in the new normal of education; thus, future proofing the would-be teachers from this pandemic batch.

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