Occurring Program of Practical Training Education in the Palestinian High Education institutions from the student-Teacher Perspectives

Discussion Committee: 
Prof. A’lam Adeen AL-Khateeb/supervisor
Dr.Mohsen Addas/external examiner
Dr. Mahmoud Ramadan/internal examiner
Prof. A’lam Adeen AL-Khateeb/supervisor
Hanan Ahmed Fawzi A’yaad
This study aimed at realizing the reality of practical education in the Palestinian higher education institutions from the student-teachers' perspectives (teaching science) To achieve this, the researcher used a questionnaire composed of 62 items distributed amongst four domains including the collaboration of the cooperative school, the effectiveness of the university supervisor, evaluating the student-teachers and the suitability of the theoretical content for the school practical issues. The sample of study consisted of 83 (68.3%) students-teachers, collected randomly from all the university in the West Bank that offer practical courses. These universities are: An-Najah, Hebron University, Al-Quds Open University and UNERWA Educational College. The researcher used different statistical procedure including SPSS, means, standard deviations, independent sample text, one-way ANOVA to check the degree of the study variables such as the student-teacher’s average, higher institution and the duration of training. Main Results: - The study variables are arranged in terms of importance in their degree respectively: The effectiveness of the university supervisor, the suitability of the practical content for the school practical issues evaluating the students-teachers, the collaboration of the cooperative school and evaluating the students-teachers. The results also showed statistical differences amongst the members of the sample due to gender and university. Recommendations: In the light of these findings, the researcher recommended the following: Increasing the number of credit hours for the practicum course, specifying suitable content for the course including micro-teaching, and means of evaluation, planning, mechanism of following up and means of improving the course amongst other related issues.
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