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Subject matter knowledge of student teachers: how does it affect their ability to teach entrepreneurship


Lope Pihie, Zaidatol Akmaliah and Hamzah, Ramlah (1997) Subject matter knowledge of student teachers: how does it affect their ability to teach entrepreneurship. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 5 (1). pp. 21-27. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534


This study investigated 64 UPM student teachers' academic performance and their perception of their ability to teach commerce and entrepreneurship topics in the living skills syllabus. The findings show that (1) there is a significant difference between academic programmes and academic performance of the respondents, (2) entry qualifications influence academic performance of the respondents, and (3) high academic performance results in high ability to teach accounting components. This study suggests that proper selection of vocational teacher trainees should be made to ensure better living skills teachers. Selection should be based on experience in teaching living skills and satisfactory academic achievement. To produce professional teachers, teachers' subject matter knowledge should be increased by enrolling in several related courses.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Subject matter knowledge; Student teachers; Teaching ability; Entrepreneurship education; Teacher professional development
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 04:28
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 06:51
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/3174
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