Teaching Practice Experiences of Islamic Studies Education Student Teachers’ Challenges and Remedy, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
Teaching practice experiences in teacher education offers an opportunity to test the theoretical training, which the student teachers have learnt, and to determine what procedures are appropriate for each category of students. In respect of this, this study investigated teaching practice experiences of Islamic Studies Education student teachers’ challenges and remedy in the Arts Education Department of the University of Ilorin. The researcher used case study, which cover all the 2017/2018 Islamic Studies final year students of the University of Ilorin, Department of Arts education. Eighteen (18) final year students were considered for the study using purposive sampling techniques. Questionnaires were distributed to the respondents. Data collected were analysed using Descriptive Statistics of Mean to answer the two research questions.The findings revealed that Islamic Studies student teachers encounter challenges in teaching practice experience and there is remedy to the challenges. Based on the findings, it was recommended that government should give student teachers teaching practice allowance to finance the exercise and they should be allowed to choose practicing school of their own choice for convenience of teaching practice exercise.