Compliance of Pre-Service Teachers in the 21st-Century Teaching Environment

To succeed in this globally and digitally interconnected world, all learners, from cradle to career, require new skills and knowledge. Teaching has never been more difficult or important, nor has the desperate need for more student success been more pressing. The purpose of this descriptive quantitative research study was to determine the level of compliance of student teachers during their on-campus internship duties in the modern teaching environment scenario of the twenty-first century. This study relied heavily on Andrew Churches’s The Eight Habits of an Effective Twenty-First-Century Teacher and Tony Wagner’s The Seven Survival of a Twenty-First-Century Educator. The questionnaire was modified for the study, which was administered to 117 Quirino State University student teachers and mentors. The Likert Scale was used to provide the descriptive equivalent of the weighted means. According to the findings, student teachers rated being a model as the highest skill, implying that they are an exemplar of global values and tolerance, as well as having a dignified image, while being an adaptor was rated as the lowest skill, implying that student teachers still need to improve their skills in adapting to current hardware and software tools in teaching. Furthermore, the overall findings showed that the student teachers are well-versed in their internship responsibilities. It is recommended, however, that they spend more time in the actual classroom and participate in regular activities to improve their skills in using modern teaching technologies.

Keywords: Pre-Service Teachers, Level of compliance, 21st-century teaching environment, Competences