A critical evaluation of teaching practice in geography in Egypt
The central problem of this research is 'How the supervision and assessment process for the geography student-teachers in Egypt can he improved?’. This problem is of high significance for a number of reasons : First there is a lack of clear criteria for the assessment of the geography students. Secondly, college students themselves have no handbook to guide their performance. Thirdly, the problem becomes more acute when the number of students reaches several thousands, while the number of experienced supervisors does not increase accordingly. The research is sub-divided into several areas : a) a review of the related literature; b) an assessment of the range of influences which have shaped the development of teacher education in Egypt and the emergence of a system of teaching practice as an integral component of that educational process; c) an evaluation of the de facto status of teaching practice in the El Sharkia Governorate as a case study; d) an assessment of current practices of supervision and assessment of geography students in England and Wales; e) the formulation of a more appropriate framework for supervision and schedule for assessment for use in the Egyptian context and f) an improvement in the entire system by which student-teachers of geography are supervised and assessed in teaching, practice and making recommendations for further lines of research. The results of this research will contribute to the development of the geography teacher preparation and training in particular and to the education of Egypt in general.