THE INFLUENCE OF PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION. A CASE STUDY OF
LIVING FAITH PENTECOSTAL CHURCH (WINNERS CHAPEL)
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The importance of Teaching Practice in teacher education programme cannot be over-emphasized. It is a period to test the student-teacher ability in classroom teaching and learning situation. It is also referred to as a crucial period, where the student teachers put into practice all the theoretical concepts they have acquired in course of their programme. In translating theory into practices, student teachers encounter a lot of difficulties which they have to battle with for effective
teaching and learning to take place. Many educationists believed that the teaching practice is the must vital part of teacher education programme – every year in colleges of education and universities in Nigeria thousands of students were sent into schools to practice the act of teaching are many years of studying in variety of institution, they find themselves as absolute beginners in the profession they have chosen and in which many of them spent a considerable part of their lives.
Many educator like Cohen and Gainer (1979), Afe (1990) and Khinzla (1990) believed that Teaching Practice is the most vital part of the teaching profession few would challenge the contention that the students practice in school should be a focal point of all the other training he receives. It is on this occasion that he has his first opportunity to put into application some of the psychology, method and principles he has learned theoretically in lecture method. Recently there has been a lot of concern about Teaching Practice on how to provide practical experience for teacher trainees in teacher education and helping teacher trainees to acquire, practice or refine their teaching skills, its effectiveness and purpose how far this has been achieved , these concern variously expressed by some educationist; student themselves and the mass media. The research work therefore attempts in bringing to light some of these problems and solutions.