Factors that Influence the Supervision of Student Teachers in Teaching Practice


The study examined the factors that influence the supervision of student teachers in teaching practice. The descriptive survey design with three objectives, research questions and corresponding hypothesis guided the study. The research population was made up of 105 teaching practice supervisors of Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State during the 2012/2013 teaching practice exercise while the sample was made up of 95 supervisors selected through simple probability sampling technique. Instrument used was Teaching Practice Supervisors Questionnaire (TPSQ). TPSQ was validated by experts and subjected to reliability test which yielded 0.85 using Cronbach’s Alpha technique. Data were analyzed using Person Product Moment Correlation technique. Findings revealed a significant influence of class size and school facilities on the supervision of student teachers. The researchers therefore recommended that teaching practice supervisors should consider the level of school facilities and class size in the assessment of student teachers in teaching practice.