Research Journal 2008 Abstracts
I. Needs Assessment of the Guard Volunteers of the Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park of Bukidnon
In 2006, the researchers conducted an assessment with the Kitanglad Guard Volunteers (KGV) on their needs, problems and concerns at the Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park (MKRNP). The research was conducted with the 205 KGVs from seven municipalities and one city. The research answered the needs of the KGVs in the following areas: basic mensuration, log scaling and instruments, equipment and logistic support. The researchers developed a questionnaire and conducted unstructured interviews to validate their responses. The results of the study revealed that in basic mensuration, the use of compass in the conduct of survey in kaingin and burned areas is most needed by the KGVs. On log scaling, conversion of volume from cubic meters to board feet and vice versa is also necessary. Survey instruments such as compass and steel tapes were also important in their responsibilities as volunteers. The KGVs further claimed that gadgets such as flashlights, rainboots, raincoats, camera, and compass are mostly needed by them. Further, they have positive feedback regarding their job as volunteers and can be more enhanced and developed if their needs are being attended to, thereby motivating them to increase their volunteer service in the park and the community.
Key phrases: needs assessment, Kitanglad guard volunteers, basic mensuration
II. Tracer Study of the Master of Arts in Mathematics Education Graduates of Bukidnon State College
This tracer study of the Master of Arts in Mathematics Education and Mathematics Teaching graduates of Bukidnon State College assessed the employment profile of the graduates and determined if their teaching competence and abilities after obtaining their master’s degree at Bukidnon State College improved. Fifty-two graduates of Master of Arts in Mathematics Education and Mathematics Teaching during SY 2000-2001 to 2004-2005 were the subjects/respondents of the study. This descriptive study used descriptive statistics. Findings revealed that most of the graduates were from Region X followed by those who came from Region XI, Region XIII, and ARMM with CARAGA having the least number. Majority of the graduates have salaries between P10,000 to P15,000 which is not adequate for their family needs. As to the level of competencies developed during their master’s degree program, they were very satisfactory in planning the lesson, motivating and sustaining student interest in math, use of appropriate teaching strategies, preparation and use of appropriate visual aids, decision making, test construction, and evaluating learning outcomes. They only have satisfactory level in research competencies.
Key phrases: tracer study, teaching competence, employment profile
This study developed a marking system using the Microsoft Excel program to be used for evaluating the performance of college students of Bukidnon State College. The evaluation system was developed following the two major stages of the R & D research: the development stage and the evaluation stage. The development process observed the Systems Development Life Cycle Model. In this model, the development stage included the preliminary investigation, system analysis, system design and system development. A validation stage included the testing of the developed system and its improvement based on the results of the tryout. This research yielded three recommendations. First, it is recommended that the development of a marking system should follow a systematic procedure from the development to validation process. Second, further evaluation of the developed marking system should be done as basis for its improvement. Finally, the developed marking system should be reviewed and endorsed by the vice president for academic affairs to be used by the faculty members in evaluating the performance of the students and in generating the grade sheets with speed and accuracy.
Keywords and phrases: development, marking system, Microsoft Excel, development stage
The study investigated the school activities that motivate students to learn among the third and fourth year students of the Bukidnon State College-Secondary School Laboratory during the S.Y. 2005-2006. It examined the important goals that motivate the students to learn and also their level of motivation to learn. The research questions addressed in the study are: (1) What are the school activities that motivate students to learn when categorized as classroom and non-classroom activities? (2)What kind of goals is salient in motivating the students to engage in the school activities when classified according to success, curiosity, originality and relationship? (3)What is the level of students’ motivation to learn as viewed by the students and teachers? The data were gathered through checklist and questionnaires, focus group interview and classroom observations. The findings of the study reveal that debate was the classroom learning activity that motivated majority of the students while field trip, recollection and mass/service for non-classroom activity. Success was the salient goal that motivated students to learn. Students were highly motivated in both classroom and non-classroom learning activities.
Keyword and phrase: school activities, motivation
This is a descriptive qualitative study on the level of participation of the program implementation partners in the supplemental feeding program of Malaybalay City Nutrition Council. The results can help the city government come up with a sustainable nutrition program that can tap the corporate social responsibility, improvement of process, and accountability of organizations. This study determined the collaboration of the corporations, City Nutrition Council, teacher coordinators, and mothers as it looked into the level of participation, nutrition trends of school children, and impacts in terms of learning that these partners have on future nutrition programs. Two elementary schools were the identified research locales, and these were Casisang Elementary School and Laguitas Elementary School.
Only one corporation has actively partnered the Council in the two schools. Its corporate social responsibility has been a dynamic presence in these schools in the program. The level of participation depends upon those who have direct contact with the children. Sustained feeding program, after a thorough medical preparation and nutrition enriched recipes, can improve weight gain of school children from grades 1 to 6. The stages of designing, staffing, financing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating are present but these are not strengths.
Key phrases: corporate social responsibility, supplemental feeding, nutrition program
Research Journal 2007 Abstracts
This study provides an analysis of the effectiveness of the use of journal writing in a College Algebra class. Data were obtained from 76 Bachelor of Elementary Education students of Bukidnon State College who enrolled in College Algebra during the second semester of school year 2004-2005. The quasi-experimental nonequivalent pretest-posttest control group design was used in this study. The instruments used were the Journal Prompts and the Achievement Test. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used in the analysis of the data. Based on the responses of the students to the journal prompts provided by the teacher, the results showed that journal writing developed the students’ self confidence, encouraged them to study their lessons and made them comfortable in the learning process.The results of the ANCOVA comparison of the two achievement groups revealed that students exposed to journal writing performed better than those students not exposed to it. There was a significant difference in the achievement test scores of the students in favor of the experimental group.
Key phrases: Journal writing, effectiveness of instruction, alternative assessment technique, writing prompts
This study focused on the student teachers’ perception of the student teaching learning environment. It answered the questions on the assessment of the student teachers’ psychosocial environment of the cooperating schools on the following dimensions: a.) relationship b.) personal growth and development and c.) system maintenance and system change. It further answered how student teachers’ perceptions differ on each of the three dimensions of student teaching learning environment when they are grouped according to: (a.) field of concentration – English, Math, Science, MAPE, ECEd, Filipino, and Social Studies, and (b.) cooperating school assignment.
Two hundred ninety four (294) student teachers responded to a 60-item Teaching Learning Environment Questionnaire for Student Teachers (TLEQSS) developed by Alberto (2000).
The findings of the study revealed: (1) a. The student teachers’ perceptions about the relationship dimension were positive. The perceptions revealed that variables on support, involvement, motivation and satisfaction, existed in the student teaching learning environment in the various elementary cooperating schools. b. The dimension on personal growth and development shows that the psychosocial variables on autonomy, personalization, self-concept, and professional/ moral emphasis also existed in the student teaching learning environment. c. The last dimension on system maintenance and system change which includes the variables on task orientation, clarity; time/ work pressure and innovation and creativity, were also perceived as existing in the student teaching learning environment among student teachers themselves. (2) a. The student teachers showed a positive perception on their learning environment towards relationship, personality growth and development and system maintenance and system change dimensions regardless of their fields of specialization. b. Both student teachers who were assigned in the main campus and external studies centers’ cooperating schools are found to have a positive perception on their learning environment towards relationship and personality development dimensions. However, a significant difference is found between the two groups of student teachers under the system maintenance and system change dimension as perceived by them.
Keyword and phrases: student teaching, learning environment, psychosocial environment, perception, pressure and inservice teachers.
This study investigated the effect of think-pair-share strategy on the achievement of students in mathematics at Bukidnon State College during the second semester of school year 2005-2006. A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design was used with the intact groups of two sections. Forty six students in each section served as the subjects/respondents of the study. One section was exposed to the teaching of mathematics integrating think-pair-share strategy while the other group was not exposed to such strategy. Data were gathered through the use of a validated 50-item mathematics achievement test.
Using the Analysis of Covariance, a significant difference existed in the achievement test scores of the students in favor of the group exposed to think-pair-share. This result suggests that think-pair-share is an effective mathematics teaching strategy.
Keywords and phrases: achievement, think-pair-share, teaching strategy, cooperative learning strategy
This study investigated the influence of the use of process standards on the achievement and attitude of students in contemporary mathematics. Data were gathered from 78 Bachelor of Secondary Education students of Bukidnon State College who enrolled in Contemporary Mathematics during the second semester of school year 2005-2006.
The quasi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design was used in this study. The instruments used were the Achievement Test and Aiken’s Mathematics Attitude Scale. Using the analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), results revealed that the students exposed to the use of process standards performed better than those students not exposed to it. There was a significant difference in the achievement test scores of the students in favor of the experimental group. However, no significant difference existed between the attitude of students exposed to the process standards and not exposed to it.
Keywords and phrases: process standards, achievement attitudes, effective mathematics teaching, teaching methods
The study was conducted to design, develop and evaluate lessons fit for pupils enrolled in schools that are located along the buffer zone of Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park (MKRNP). The lessons were developed to teach pupils some concepts about their immediate environment and how to protect, conserve and preserve their environmental resources.
The 18 lessons containing several activities were all written based on the premise of Palmer and Neal (1994) and the statement of Orr (cited by Miller, 2000) that environmental education must offer activities and lessons that focus on knowledge, concern and action. The lessons came in three sets following the major topics in the Revised Basic Education Curriculum for Grade VI Science. The experts and teacher - implementers evaluated the materials using two separate validating tools.
A try out with 84 pupils in two elementary schools along the MKRNP Buffer Zone was conducted and the pupils were asked about their opinions of the activities through an opinionnaire. The respondents’ feedback were analyzed through ranges and means. Qualitative feedback (e.g. comments and suggestions) were treated separately and addressed by the researchers accordingly.
The panel of experts evaluated the content and content accuracy, clarity and appropriateness of the lesson plans in Sets A, B, and C as very adequately provided by the materials. The teacher-implementers assigned majority of the required features of the lessons the highest rating (4.00), which means that the materials’ appeal/acceptability, relevance and attainability of objectives are also very adequately provided in all the sets. The lesson plans integrating the different levels of learning (knowledge, content and action) in the protection and conservation of the buffer zones can be (a) effectively developed by using Palmer and Neal’s Model (1994) for teaching and learning about the environment, (b) revised and refined based on the qualitative comments and suggestions of the experts and potential teacher-implementers, and (c) successfully developed by teachers following a thorough process of writing, validating and revising.
Keyword and phrases: lessons, activities, protection and conservation, wildlife, environmental education, science instructional programs
The research was designed to acquire information about what do cooperative learning activities mean to the Chemistry students involved in them; to find out how to improve the activities through the students’ suggestions; and to learn how the students’ perspectives/ views of cooperative learning has changed after having been involved in it. The study utilized qualitative research methodology in acquiring the needed data. For the qualitative research method, the data were acquired from open ended questions, interviews, field notes, observations, journals and other student works. There were four groups of college students involved in the study: AB students taking Chem 101; BSE Science majors taking Chem 102; BEE Science and Health concentrations taking Chem 101; and BNFE majors in Food Technology taking Chem 104.
The qualitative nature of the present study has provided information why cooperative learning, particularly small-group activities could work to help improve positive academic outcomes like learning, attitudes and behaviors. Listening to students’ voices in a qualitative study could provide information on how and what they feel about the contribution of cooperative learning activities to their academic and behavior outcomes. Cooperative learning activities as viewed by the students provide a means for them to build a feeling of community in the classroom. By interacting with each other and building relationships through team work, the students learn to depend and trust each other which consequently build a feeling of community. Building community with mutual commitment and goals among group members is necessary in preparing the students to work in the cooperative learning structure.
Key phrases: cooperative learning, small group activities, positive student outcome, social interaction.
Training needs assessment of barangay officials on environmental governance during the school year 2006-2007 were taken by the Research Council members of the Bukidnon State College. The research was conducted to the 46 barangay officials in the municipality of Malaybalay.
The research problems answered the priority training needs of the barangay officials on three areas, namely, people and environmental governance, laws and environmental policies and basic law enforcement. Questionnaire survey instruments to address the problems were developed by the Tanggol Kalikasan.
The findings revealed the top three priority training needs. The training priorities of barangay officials on people and environmental governance in the municipality of Malaybalay are solid waste management and composting, basic ecological concepts, sustainable agriculture, watershed management, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, community based forest management, and agroforestry. On laws and environmental policies, the priority training needs are on RA 9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act, RA 9275 or Clean Water Act, RA 8749 or Clean Air Act, Forestry laws, Fishery Laws and RA 7586 or NIPAS Act. The barangay officials also indicated the law enforcement as their training priority.
In terms of the extent of awareness, the barangay officials revealed that they have attended training on People and Environmental Governance; on Laws and Environmental Policies; and on Basic Law Enforcement. However, there are topics in the trainings that they have understood but not implemented, or have heard and read about. The respondents have no knowledge of coastal resource management particularly because Bukidnon is a forest area.
The existing projects of the barangays in relation to environmental governance are: tree planting, proper waste management, implementation of clean and green program, putting up of nursery, reforestation and watershed protection area.
Keywords and phrases: training needs, assessment, environment, governance, laws, environmental policies
Training needs assessment of public school administrators in Bukidnon during the school year 2006-2007 were taken by the BSC Program Directors in the School of Graduate Studies. The research was conducted to the 20 full-fledged public school administrators and 50 teachers in the Interim Division of Valencia City in the Interim Division of Valencia, Valencia City. The City district of Valencia is composed of four districts, namely, Valencia City District 1, Valencia City District 2, Valencia City District 3 and Valencia City District 4. These districts have public elementary and secondary schools headed by the school administrators who are the principals, head teachers and officers in charge depending on the type of school they are handling.
The research problems answered the priority training needs of the public school administrators; the intervention activities suggested to address the priority training needs of administrators and the evaluation of administrators in the intervention training conducted to them for upgrading their competency in the seminar conducted. Questionnaire survey instruments to address the problems were developed by the researchers and were content validated by three administrators.
The findings revealed the top three priority training needs of administrators and teachers which include how to make an action research, how to prepare a project proposal, and how to use varied teaching strategies appropriate to the lessons. The frequently cited intervention activities suggested are: intervention trainings for administrators and teachers; attendance to seminars and workshops and re-echo these to peers; and in-house/school based-trainings. The administrators and teachers evaluated the intervention training as relevant, useful, timely, and has impact to the participants
Key phrases: training needs, assessment, intervention training, intervention
This study determined the employment status of the BS Mathematics graduates, the BSC training which were contributory to their employment and the relevance of the mathematics program to their present job. The respondents of this study were the BS Mathematics graduates from school year 1999-2000 to 2004-2005. A total of 49 graduates were recorded and from this number 45 respondents responded. Data taken were collated and percentages and ranks were obtained.
The study revealed that there is a high rate of employment of BS Mathematics graduates where they are mostly employed in computer, clerical and managerial related jobs but their salary is low. There is a greater percentage of the temporary, casual, contractual and job order status of employed graduates than permanent status. Most of the employed graduates have their salaries range from 5,000 Php to 10,000.00 Php. Findings revealed that the academic standards and curriculum of BSC were contributory to the employment of the graduates and the mathematics program of BSC is relevant to the present job of the graduates.
It was concluded that the status of employment of the graduates is not stable and the salary is low, therefore they are not satisfied with their jobs. Since the academic standards and curriculum of BSC were contributory to the employment of the graduates, they are well prepared to handle a job and since the mathematics program of BSC is relevant to the present job of the graduates, the BS Math curriculum has provided and equipped them for job placement.
Key phrases: tracer study, employment status, employment opportunities, institutional development, graduate performance
Research Journal 2006 Abstracts
The study identified the learning approach preferred by the Freshmen BS Nursing students of the Bukidnon State College, school year 2005 – 2006. The Learning Approach (LA) categorizes the types of learners either as rote learners or meaningful learners, as conceptualized by Dunn (Novak, Kerr, Dunn & Cohern, 1989).
There were 125 freshmen BS Nursing students who participated in the study. The data gathering tool was the 16-items Learning Approach Questionnaire (LAQ) developed by Dunn (1989) to assess the students’ learning approach which eventually categorizes them as to types of learners. The data were treated using descriptive statistics.
The Freshmen BS Nursing students were meaningful learners. There was no difference in the learning approach when they were grouped as to sex and academic performance in Chemistry 101 and Biology 101. The students were deep learners who were able to relate the new information to prior knowledge and organize this information into bigger and more organized chunks of information that reduces memory overload.
II. Thesis Presentation Prototype as Intervention Strategy in Facilitating Theses Output of Graduate Students
Sol G. Simbulan
This study underscores the four-stage prototype of the thesis/dissertation presentation in the (SGS) at Bukidnon State College. It examined the feedback of the SGS faculty who were members of the Thesis Committee, the SGS students who had undergone the four-stages of their thesis presentation during the SY 2004-2005, and the SGS students who underwent the four stages during the SY 2005-2006.
It provided feedback of students and faculty as to whether the activities in the four stages as doable, useful, efficient, effective, and relevant. The study also discussed on the problems encountered in the implementation of the four-stage dissertation/thesis presentation the reforms for post intervention schemes to assure quality of thesis outputs and some policy recommendations that could be incorporated in the SGS Manual related to thesis presentations.
The subject-respondents were the 71 graduate students in the different programs who had graduated during the SY 2004-2005 and SY 2005-2006. It also included 12 SGS faculty who had sat as committee members during the thesis presentation, giving a total of 83 respondents.
A questionnaire developed by the researchers was used in this study. This required the respondents to answer with “yes” or “no” as to whether the activities in the four stages are doable, useful, effective, efficient, and relevant. Open-ended questions were also given to reinforce the questionnaire. This allowed the respondents to cite the problems they encountered in the implementation of the four-stage thesis/dissertation presentation. It also asked them to suggest reforms for post intervention schemes, and policy recommendations. The same questionnaire was responded by the faculty and the students.
Unstructured interview was conducted to faculty members and SGS students involved in the study to substantiate what they have responded in the questionnaire. The instrument was content validated by the program directors on the basis of their clarity and appropriateness.
III. Basic Mathematics with Applications
This study developed and validated a textbook to be used in Basic Mathematics classes at Bukidnon State College. Current reforms in education brought about by the changes as influenced by the information age encouraged the math faculty to conduct this study.
The development of the textbook started with the preparation of the Task Analysis Table (TAT). The TAT considered the topics indicated in the syllabus for Basic Mathematics prepared by the math faculty. Revisions were made on the TAT until it was refined. Writing and organizing of the content were done based on the TAT. There were many revisions made before the text book was ready for evaluation.
In validating the textbook, an evaluation by the panel of experts and tryout group were made first before it went to the evaluation conducted by the members of the research council. Suggestions, comments and recommendations of the three groups of evaluators were the basis in revising the textbook to come up with the present form.
IV. Personalized Letter: An Alternative Assessment Medium
Sol G. Simbulan
The centerpiece of this study is on the evaluation of the personalized letter (PL) as a medium for the mid-term/final examinations given to students who took the courses in Math 117, ME 206 and ISD 512. A total of 86 respondents from the 3 classes were subjected to the different assessment heuristics. While the personalized letter is an alternative assessment medium wherein the examination was contained in the letter. This medium is also evaluated by other alternative assessment techniques, namely: Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Rubrics, Questionnaire, Whole Class Discussion (WCD), Interview and reflective analysis.
Highlighted in the study are the reflective analyses given by the graduate students on the use of personalized letter, which provide good bases for pedagogical implications to teacher training institutions. The findings revealed that the use of personalized letter as an alternative assessment medium was exemplary as it could promote higher order thinking skills, as well as, develop the students’ communication skills. Through the letter the teacher can integrate values and could allow the students to generate ideas. The strategy could serve as a powerful assessment medium to integrate knowledge, skills, values and good attitude. Rich and varied pedagogical implications to teacher training institutions are underscored.
V. Student Teachers Difficulties During On and Off Campus Teaching
Elementary School Laboratory Faculty
This study identified the common teaching difficulties encountered by student teachers in the areas of planning the lesson, teaching skills, language skills, classroom management and their personal and special qualities. It used the descriptive method of research. The data gathering tool consisted of an open ended questionnaire and an interview guide. The respondents were 663 randomly chosen student teachers enrolled at Bukidnon State College both main campus and external studies centers, school year 2004-2005.
The study found that student teachers encountered difficulties during their on-campus teaching mostly in the areas of language skills, planning the lesson, applying teaching skills, managing the classroom and imposing classroom discipline, and exuding self-confidence and mental alertness. Their most difficult task is formulating attainable lesson objectives, followed by maintaining learners’ interest, formulating questions, classroom discipline, and showing self-confidence while teaching.
Student teachers encountered difficulties during their off-campus teaching in the areas of language development skills, lesson planning, teaching skills, classroom management, personal and social qualities. Their most difficult tasks is on formulating attainable lesson objectives, followed by using a variety of teaching strategies, speaking correct English, and demonstrating self-confidence during demonstration teaching.
The study concluded that student teachers still lack the knowledge, skills and even positive attitudes in improving their communication skills, in lesson planning, teaching techniques and approaches, managing the class and development of personality and other special qualities. Hence, they are still incompetent in doing their tasks as practice teachers. Their exposure in the on-campus teaching is not enough preparation for their off campus teaching because these teaching skills were not honed prior to practice teaching.
VI. Qualities of Effective Lecturers: Assessment of Graduate Students of their Instructors
Effective lecturers just do not happen by chance. They are honed by experience, practice, study, and right attitude. This study investigated into the qualities of effective lecturers at Bukidnon State College, considering that the college is a teacher training institution. Specifically, the study answered the following questions: 1. What qualities do students find appealing in a lecturer? 2. What aspects of lecturing style, format, and environment are conducive to learning and retention? and 3. What are the important aspects of a lecturer’s performance, as assessed by the students?
Thirty-five graduate students enrolled in the different programs at Bukidnon State College, answered the interview questionnaire and thirty-one responded to the survey questionnaire on what makes an effective lecturer in the classroom. The instruments used included the interview guide questions and the survey questionnaire. The transcripts of the responses and the tabulated results of the questionnaire were taken and this served as the bases for the analysis of the data.
The findings of the study revealed the following: (1) Students find their teachers as effective lecturers when they are knowledgeable and could deliver their lectures with clarity, veracity, and impact. This would include teachers’ poise, confidence, pacing of the lecture, attitude, voice control, sense of humor, good communication skills and other plus factors of a lecturer. (2) The aspects of lecturing style, format and environment which were conducive to learning and retention include the physical attributes of the lecturer; the orderly, systematic and interactive presentation of the lecture; the clarity of presentation; the style and manner of injecting humor and ideas; the professional attitude towards the listeners/learners; the flexible and conducive learning environment. (3) Effective lecturer’s performance is gauge on his being able to possess knowledge of the topic/content that he is to deliver; his proficiency in the art of communication; his style and manner in the presentation of the lecture; his attitude and character as a teacher and a lecturer; his confidence and wholesome personality; and the overall impact he is able to radiate to his listeners.
VII. The Effects of Peer Teaching on Students Performance in Inferential Statistics
Estela C. Itaas
This study tried to use peer teaching as an innovative strategy in teaching inferential statistics. Two classes of inferential statistics were used in this study with one experimental class and the other was the control class. The subjects were being matched by the researcher based on their OLSAT scores which were taken from the guidance office.
Three sets of questionnaires were used in this study, namely, the achievement test which was developed and validated by the researcher, and the anxiety and attitude scales adopted from Sacro (2001). Data were analyzed using a Statistical Package for Social Sciences software. Specifically, descriptive statistics, t-test for independent samples as well as regression analysis were used to answer the problems of the study.
Students’ achievement with peer teaching and without peer teaching is significantly different in favor of the peer teaching. Anxiety and attitude of students were significantly different when the subjects were grouped with peer teaching and without peer teaching . Finally, both anxiety and attitude towards the subject greatly influenced the achievement of students in inferential statistics.
VIII. Listening Preferences of Bukidnon State College Students, Teachers and Personnel and the Implications for Radio Broadcast Programming
Maribel G. Valdez
This study was done to provide baseline information on the radio listening preferences of Bukidnon State College students, and teachers and personnel. A few years from now a radio station is going to be put up by the college to provide a broadcasting facility for the Development Communication degree program.
This study was done in SY 2004-2005 and was finished in SY 2005-2006. The student respondents came from the School of Education, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration and Information Technology, School of Extension and Community Education, School of Graduate Studies and School of Law composing 703 respondents. There were 127 teachers from the different schools and personnel who were given the researcher-constructed questionnaire.
Findings are students, and teachers and personnel prefer to listen to music in the FM stations. The genres of choice are music, news, and educational programs. Both groups prefer listening to music on love and specialist music programs. They also listen to news. The suggestions that students gave are radios should play love music, furnish listeners with current events, and environment and community issues. Whereas, teachers and personnel indicated the radios should give spiritual messages, educational information and public information. Both groups intend that these programs should be aired to the general public and then target the youth next. For students, broadcasters must have voices which are modulated as well as speak well. For teachers and personnel broadcasters must choose topics that are comprehensible. They suggested unbiased reporting, formality and professionalism. This group of listeners need more music and they indicated that the DJs must be trained. The conclusions are since music and news are the preferred genres for listening by the students, teachers and personnel and which are provided by the FM stations, then these genres already exist in the stations. Since both groups suggested improvements not only to the programs but also to the broadcasters, then radio stations can still develop ways in order to deliver the best of their technologies and knowledge to the general public. The following are the recommendations: there should be periodic surveys of the listening preferences of the target audience by the radio stations in order to deliver the best of themselves. Radio programs must be planned, produced and broadcasted very well to reach the intended audience. Other segments of the society must have programs that will fit their needs.
IX. Tracer Study of Graduates in the School of Graduate Studies
This study investigated the graduates of the School of Graduate Studies in the six programs, namely, Educational Administration, English Language Teaching, Guidance and Counseling, Mathematics Education and Science Education and Public Administration. The study dealt with the sufficiency of graduates’ salary, graduates’ satisfaction as regards their present job, assessment of graduates’ readiness for the job on the basis of their master’s degree, and graduates’ assessment on the level of their educational training. Three hundred graduates from the school year 1995 to 2005 were the respondents of the study.
The study found that the salary of graduates in the six degree program was not sufficient. They were moderately satisfied with their present job. They indicated a very good assessment of readiness for the job. They assessed their educational training to be within the level of their education and there is a moderate impact of their courses to their present jobs.
It was concluded that graduates are not quite comfortable and stable in their jobs, thus, cannot give quality output since they are bothered with meeting their daily needs. They cannot give their best to the job they are doing. However, their courses have greatly contributed to their preparation to handle a job. They find their courses relevant and effective.
X. Assessment of Graduate Students on the Teaching Strategy of their Instructors
Estela C. Itaas & Sol G. Simbulan
The highlight of this study is on the feedback of graduate students on their teachers’ teaching strategies at Bukidnon State College during the SY 2004-2005. Thirty-five students responded to the 45-item questionnaire as to their feedback of their professors’ performance. The indicators in the questionnaire include the pedagogical aspects observable by the students, namely: motivational techniques, lesson presentation, class activities projects/assignments/requirements, and evaluation of students’ performance. It also answered the question on the implications that the feedback have on teaching and learning in the graduate school.
The findings of the study revealed the following: (1) The ratings given by the graduate students on the performance of their professors under motivational techniques, lesson presentation, class activities, projects/assignment/requirements and students evaluation were very satisfactory. (2) The implications of the findings indicated that teachers in the graduate school have to study further the different indicators and scrutinize the items that they have to address to make their teaching not only very satisfactory, but also relevant and different from their undergraduate courses.
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