Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.5, No.4, Dec. 2019, Pub. Date: Dec. 27, 2019
Theory and Practice of the “OUT” Programme of the Colleges of Education in Ghana
Pages: 467-474 Views: 91 Downloads: 57
Authors
[01] Cecilia Ofosua Odame, Department of Languages, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Asokore-Koforidua, Ghana.
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the “out” programme segment of the Colleges of Education in Ghana. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The study was carried out in three out of six colleges of education in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The population of the study were mentees, mentors, link tutors, community leaders, headteachers, principals and directors of education. Stratified and random sampling techniques were used to select the respondents of the study. Questionnaire was the main instrument used for the data collection in the study. The findings of the study showed that the Out programme is perceived to be necessary as part of the training of teachers. Mentees see the OUT programme as a stage of practice and preparation. They gain experiences in the profession and it creates an opportunity for them to interact with pupils and the community. However, the programme faces some challenges such as accommodation, finance and poor relationship with community members. It is therefore recommended that, accommodation should be provided for mentees, all examinations should be written while students are on campus and all stakeholders should be involved in the supervision of the programme.
Keywords
Theory, Practice, “OUT” Programme, Colleges, Education, Ghana
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