TIME ALLOTMENT AND SCOPE OF THE STUDENT TEACHER PRACTICUM PROGRAM OF A PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY: IMPLEMENTERS’ PERSPECTIVES
This study sought to determine the perspectives of the 316 program implementers of the Student Teacher Practicum Program in the Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City. Using the descriptive survey method the inquiry focused on the time allotment and scope/coverage of the program. The scope/coverage include the orientation, observation, participation, and actual teaching phases. The Statistical Program for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to test the level of significance between the perspectives of “in-campus” and “off-campus” respondents. The implementers construed the time allotment as Just Sufficient, while they perceived the scope/coverage as Moderately Adequate in its orientation phase, Largely Adequate in its observation, participation, and actual teaching phases. The null hypotheses was not rejected on the aspect of time allotment while on the aspect of scope/coverage it was rejected.