IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 3, March 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Anitha Oforiwah Adu-Boahen
The study explored the experiences and characteristics of history student teachers as they are admitted into the history teacher education programme in the University of Cape Coast. The study surveyed 16 history student teachers, 3 lecturers and Twenty four (24) practising teachers. A combination of purposive sampling and census methods, stratified sampling and snowball sampling techniques were respectively used for the study. The results showed that candidate who chose to pursue teacher education in history at the university of Cape Coast had some teaching experience mostly at the basic level and have taught history related subjects. Also student teacher candidates had good grades in history as well as had good aggregates before enrolling into the programme. Again individuals who intend pursuing the programme also had interest in the study of history.