Impact of Faculty Development Programs to the Instructional Performance of Teachers in Governor Feliciano Leviste Memorial National High School
Paul Joven A. Alilio
Governor Feliciano Leviste Memorial National High School
Lemery, Batangas, Philippines
Teachers serve as the sole dispenser of knowledge in the schools. They need to be equipped with the skills in teaching using appropriate methodologies, strategies and approaches in dealing with various types of learners. In the Philippines, the Department of Education is determined to provide the teachers the best enhancement programs to achieve its vision for the Filipino people. Localized teacher training programs are being conducted in school levels to upgrade teachers’ level of competency in their needed instructional skills. Several teachers’ development programs are offered to teachers which are usually conducted monthly, quarterly or at least once a year to sustain their needs. This study aimed to determine the impact of faculty development programs to the instructional performance of teachers in Governor Feliciano Leviste Memorial National High School. This also sought to answer how effective were teachers with regard to instructional skills as assessed by teachers themselves and by their respective department heads in relation to the faculty development programs. It also evaluated the faculty development programs offered in GFLMNHS namely, Gender and Development (GAD) Program, In-service trainings (INSET) and Learning Action Cell (LAC). Descriptive method of research was applied to figure out the impact of those enhancement programs in the teacher’s instructional performance. It involved the 203 secondary school teachers and seven department heads of the said school. The researcher utilized the questionnaire as the main data-gathering tool which consisted of two parts. Part one dealt with the instructional performance of teachers and part two was about the evaluation of faculty development programs as assessed by department heads and teachers themselves. The responses were interpreted using the appropriate statistical tools such as Percentage, Weighted Mean, Ranking and t-test based from the obtained answers. Furthermore, the study reveals the significant impact of faculty development programs specifically the GAD, INSET and LAC sessions to the instructional performance of teachers.
Keywords: Instructional performance, Faculty development programs Gender and Development Program, In-service Training, Learning Action Cell