Leading to Student Teachers’ Success or Low Academic Performance

Open Science Journal

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Title Leading to Student Teachers’ Success or Low Academic Performance
Creator Karvinen, Ikali
Gosh, Saraswati
Russom, Yohannes
Shumendi, Awet
Mulugeta, Dejen
Subject Education
Academic success; Academic performance; Motivational factor; Study plan; Study resource; Peer relation; Teaching profession
Description This study aimed to investigate factors that are leading to student teachers’ success, or on the other hand, to low academic performance. It focused on four major thematic areas, including  1) Study planning and time management, 2) Relationship with others, 3) Resources, and 4) Motivation and status of the teaching profession. This study took place at the Eritrea Institute of Technology, College of Education, in Eritrea. A participatory qualitative research design with thematic focus group discussions was used. Three focus group discussions with 24 students were conducted. The data was discussed in the research meetings, arranged, and each researcher was given one thematic area for further analysis. The analysis was conducted as a deductive content analysis where the four themes were leading the analysis process. The study shows that study planning and time management is one of the key elements in successful studies. Additionally, access to relevant study resources facilitates learning. Relationship with the other students, with the teachers and family is either supporting or negatively affecting to the academic performance. This study recommends that teacher education institutions should study more the reasons for their students’ both low and high academic performance. This needs multi-stakeholder approach, meaning engagement and co-operation of parents, teachers, students and governmental and non-governmental administrations.
Publisher Open Science Journal
Contributor Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Date 2018-04-12
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Identifier https://osjournal.org/ojs/index.php/OSJ/article/view/1535
Source Open Science Journal; Vol 3, No 2 (2018): Open Science Journal
Language eng
Relation https://osjournal.org/ojs/index.php/OSJ/article/view/1535/157
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Open Science Journal

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