publication . Article . 2017

Challenges and Solutions: The Experiences of Newly Qualified Science Teachers

Cecilia Boakye; Joseph Ghartey Ampiah;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2017 Journal: SAGE Open (issn: 2158-2440, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
We explored the challenges that five newly qualified teachers (NQTs) faced in the teaching and learning situation and how they addressed their challenges. The teachers taught integrated science at the Junior High School (JHS; ages 12-15 years). Data were collected through observation, interview, and content analysis. We used the inductive and deductive analytic methods, and we found out that the NQTs faced the following challenges among others: (a) lack of resources for teaching and learning, (b) time management, (c) deficiency in content knowledge, (d) their students’ inability to understand the lessons taught, (e) student indiscipline, (f) lack of their studen...
Subjects
acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, AZ20-999, Social Sciences, H
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