Revitalizing Science Instruction in Basic Education in the Province of Batangas
1Marites R. Macasiab, Ed.D 2Norrie E.Gayeta, Ph.D
1San Pedro National High School,Division of Batangas, Department of Education, 2Batangas State University, Main I, CTE,Rizal Avenue, Batangas City, Philippines
This study assessed Science instruction in basic education in Batangas Province for the purpose of developing a management program to revitalize instruction toward quality education. The study covered the respondents’ profile and assessment of Science instruction and investigated the managerial potentials of administrators and the issues and concerns in managing Science instruction. The study employed the descriptive research design and used a questionnaire as main data gathering tool. Respondents of the study were 117 administrators and 300 Science teachers. Frequency count, percentage, weighted mean, t-test, and ANOVA were used as statistical tools. Results showed that both respondents were at the middle-aged, married females, were master’s degree holders, had considerable years of service and were active in attending seminars. Both respondents assessed Science instruction in all areas as evident but considered materials and facilities as moderately evident. Significant differences were noted on the assessments of teachers on the areas of methods and strategies when grouped according to civil status. Study also revealed that both respondents manifested managerial potentials specifically concurring on their leadership, and supervisory functions. Sufficiency of laboratory equipment, and availability of Science laboratory room were the primary issues and concern in Science instruction. The proposed management program highlights some specific activities and suggested strategies and covered the issues and concerns in managing Science instruction. The study recommended that Science instruction be revisited to effectively address issues affecting the delivery of instruction. Furthermore, the proposed management program may be shown to Science supervisors and other DepEd authorities for their suggestions and enhancement before the implementation.
Keywords: revitalize Science instruction, management program, assessment, Science instruction, strategies