An Explanatory Sequential Approach to Conflicting Views Among Supervisors During Off – Campus Teaching Practice Supervision at The University of Cape Coast

Ernest Ampomah Arkoh, Francis Agbalenyo, Musah Kweku Mensah, Gabriel Kwasi Aboagye, Kwesi Acquah Sam, Isaac Atta – Kwenin


This research investigated the conflicting views amongst supervisors during the teaching practicum supervision on the field experience (Off -Campus) at the University of Cape Coast.  The researchers employed the pragmatist philosophy towards research which employed the sequential explanatory mixed method design. Multi-stage and the proportionate stratified sampling technique were used to select respondents for the study. Questionnaire were the main instrument for gathering quantitative responses. However, focus group discussion guide, interview and content analysis were used to gather both qualitative data for the study. The quantitative results were presented through descriptive and inferential statistics, using tables, percentages, frequencies as well means and standard deviations. The qualitative analysis was in the form of narratives and thematic analysis. The study revealed that the remarks given by supervisors have tremendous impacts on the teaching of student-teachers. The study further established that, the student-teachers careless about the remarks made by supervisors thereby rejecting especially the negative remarks of the supervisors and others also challenged the comments of supervisors when they felt what they have done was right. The result of the hypothesis revealed that there is no statistically significant difference in the reactions of student-teachers towards the remarks of supervisors in terms of gender.

Keywords: Teaching Practice, Supervision, conflicts, Teaching Methods, Teaching Goals, On & Off Campus, Field Experience, Student Teaching, Bachelor of Education

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/13-9-04

Publication date:March 31st 2022

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