Licensure examination for Teachers (LET) is used to check the quality of the graduates of Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) in the country. Professionalization of teachers through the Philippine Regulations Commission (PRC) is supported by RA No. 7835 s. of 1994. With this idea of good performance in LET, this study was conducted to look into the performance of Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) graduates in different majors of specialization. This study looked into the performance of 700 BSEd graduates of 2013-2015 compared to the national performance. A closer look of the performance revealed the scores in the three components of LET such as the General Education (Gen. Ed.), Professional Education (Prof. Ed.), and the major courses. Descriptive research design was employed. Documentary analysis of the LET results of the BSEd graduates of March 2013-2015 was employed. The results of the study showed that: the average score of BSEd CoEd graduates in LET from 2013-2015 is higher than the national performance; that the BSEd majors in Mathematics, Physical Science, and Biological Science performed well in General Education (GE) subjects; while only the Physical Science majors average score passed in the professional education (Prof. Ed.); and for the major courses Mathematics, Biological Science, and English majors scored 75% and higher; that the BSEd majors in Mathematics, Physical Science, and Biological Science performed well in General Education (GE) subjects; while only the Physical Science majors passed in the professional education (Prof. Ed.); and for the major courses Mathematics, Biological Science, and English majors performed the 75% and higher scores. Possible interventions were suggested to further improve the LET preparation and performance of the students and graduates.
Advertisements of alcohol drinking for most parents are worrisome, because of all the problems early inception drinking can cause. The study covers the different types of media used for alcohol advertisements concerning how influential it can be to young viewers.
Here, there are indications of effects. Results in the study shows that television advertisement as medium in dispersion of advertising alcohol claims the most dominant form. An advertisement turns to be a source of influencing young people to drink. In the other hand, the respondents find the highest recommendation in the total ban of alcoholic advertisement on films. Statistical computation also finds a significant difference in age (12 – 16) and commonly seen alcoholic advertisements that can influence to young people to become sensible to consume alcoholic drinks.
In accumulation of the findings, Television advertisements availability and accessibility at home are contemporary. Awareness is stimulating in young people when it comes to alcoholism. The reassurance of alcoholic advertisement on films encompasses force leading to consumption of alcoholic drinks among the young people. The respondent’s commends the total ban of alcohol ads on films for it won’t give an optimistic output to youth. And the researcher is much concerned by way of tough law implementation about restrictions in alcohol procurement.
Colleges are so focused on their mandate as an academic, having in mind that educational institutions are economic catalysts and stimulating multiple business opportunities. On the other hand, educational goals tend to forget that there is one which should also be given attention to, that is, the health of the community. To address this seemingly differing idea, the methodology that can be employed as Zappia, and L. Puntenney, (2010) puts it, the establishment of specific training to individual groups, in areas such as leadership development, engaging hard-to-reach residents, and launching small community improvement efforts.In this way, ensuring resident involvement in the planning makes the difference. At the Bulacan State University, partnership is created by calling together a group of interested stakeholder to discuss ideas and concerns for the community. The formation of this affiliation and association addresses social determinants of health within the community and cohesive relationships between them.
The Local Government Code of the Philippines, in broad-spectrum, promotes the organization of a responsible, efficient, and vibrant governmental structure and operating means that will meet the priority needs and service requirements of every LGUs. The Code also declares the state’s policy of giving the local government units a genuine and meaningful local autonomy. It is, therefore, imperative for LGUs to exercise good governance to ensure the efficient and effective performance of these responsibilities, and to improve the funding assistance to both national and local promote development. The necessities of evaluating such performance are crucial so that the said services be continuous and achieve the needed development. In this way, performance culture of an LGU is enhanced. Thus, in the case of the Municipality of Calumpit, the rule of the thumb is to maximize decentralization to deliver the services needed by the citizenry and measure its performance.
The study aimed to find out the impact of the computer literacy programs of the BulSU – College of Science on Panasahan Elementary School’s Teachers and to improve similar future programs. A survey was conducted using a questionnaire to gather relevant information with 24 teachers who are recipients of the computer literacy program as respondents. The levels of knowledge and skills of the respondents on the topics included in the programs prior to and after participation were determined. The level of agreement of the respondents on statements regarding the computer literacy programs conducted as well as the chances of using the skills developed by the respondents from the computer literacy programs were also determined in this study. The paired samples t-test was used to determine the statistical difference between the mean levels of knowledge and skills of the respondents on the topics included prior to and after participating in the program. The mean was also used to summarize other data gathered. The results showed that the computer literacy programs of the BulSU – College of Science have improved the knowledge and skills of Panasahan Elementary School’s Teachers. This brought a remarkable impact to the teachers since the knowledge and skills they learned are useful in performing their work as teachers.
The research sought to determine the influence of teachers’ communication behavior on students’ attitude and performance in Chemistry at the Bulacan State University, Bustos Campus, Bustos, Bulacan. Specifically, the study sought answers to the following questions: (1) What level do Chemistry teachers exhibit in the following communication behavior: challenging; encouraging and praising; non-verbal supporting; understanding; controlling? (2) What is the level of the attitude of students toward Chemistry? (3) What is the level of performance of students in Chemistry subject both in lecture and laboratory? (4) Is there a significant relationship between teachers’ communication behavior and students’ attitude toward Chemistry? And, (5) Is there a significant relationship between teachers’ communication behavior and students’ performance in Chemistry?
The expressive quantitative and qualitative methods of research were developed. The population of the study consists of 185 students who were arbitrarily selected from different courses in Bulacan State University, Bustos Campus.
The following conclusions were developed: (1) Chemistry teachers garnered very satisfactory ratings in the aspects of challenging communication behavior, encouraging and praising category of communication behavior, non-verbal supporting category of communication behavior, understanding communication behavior, and controlling communication behavior as perceived by their students. (2) The majority of the students have very satisfactory attitudes toward Chemistry. (3) Majority of the students obtained an average rating in their Chemistry grades in lecture and laboratory, and (4) There was no significant relationship between challenging communication behavior of teachers and attitude of the students, encouraging and praising communication behavior of educators and attitude of students, controlling communication behavior of instructors and attitude of students, challenging communication behavior of teachers and Chemistry performance of students, understanding communication behavior of schoolteachers and Chemistry performance of students, and controlling communication behavior of teachers and Chemistry performance. However, there was the significant relationship between non-verbal supporting communication of lecturers and attitudes of students, and understanding communication behavior of teachers and attitudes of students.
Occupational gender segregation has been at the heart of debates about gender inequality. High levels of segregation have been considered to impose constraints on careers, and generally to be at the root of gender inequalities. This paper provides a detailed review of literature on occupational gender segregation in order to provide explanation from both economic and non-economic arguments of the continuous persistence of segregation in the workplace and how it impacts women’s career advancement. It begins with an overview of the theoretical explanations of occupational gender segregation and what existing research suggests is responsible for the difference between the employment outcomes of men and women. The second section addresses the extent to which the attempt to discern a monocausal explanation for this phenomenon is flawed with the consideration that the phenomena inherent in gender segregation are too complex to be explained by a single argument in all cases. The paper concludes with a summary of policies and measures proposed by the literature to address segregation with a series of key issues and opportunities for women’s workplace advancement.
The poor, especially the coastal fisher community, has found it extremely difficult to locate alternate sources of income and employment opportunities, in the wake of their inadequate financial credibility. But the recent economic perspectives on development have pointed towards the importance of micro finance in the empowerment of the fisherwomen. One method of access to micro finance by the coastal fisher community, fisher women in particular, is the Self Help Group-Bank linkage programme, where banks provide finance to the groups for undertaking economic activities. Thus the programme provides access to associations of fisher women, who, otherwise un-united, would have found themselves not eligible for bank finance. It is expected that the access of such institutional credit would bring in social, personal and financial empowerment of fisher women. The present paper is an evaluation of the findings of the study undertaken to reveal the role of micro finance in coastal fisher women empowerment.
The study utilized both primary and secondary data. Primary data relating to the socioeconomic background and various other aspects relating to empowerment of the fisherwomen were collected through pre-designed questionnaire from 100 fisherwomen representing 20 SHGs from the selected five coastal villages in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka state. A separate interview schedule was designed, pilot tested and used for data collection. The schedule was used to collect specific information from each member of the fisherwomen SHGs.
The study found that Women status increased after joining of the SHGs 90% in the study area. It is noticed that all the respondents agreed that micro finance brought Respect from Layman or Society and self-confidence and improved their skill. Majority of the respondents expressed that their awareness about environment improved after taking part in micro finance programs actively. Maximum number of respondents accepted that microfinance has brought economic development directly and indirectly happiness and peace in the family. The present study evidences the existence of strong linkages of the SHGs with banks for empowerment of fisherwomen. The very reason of members, as opined by them, in joining the group is the improved chances of accessibility to loans. Thus, there exists strong positive relation between the reasons for joining the group, and the existence of bank linkages. The strong bank linkage that exists, can visibly enhance the opportunity of members to access loans, undertake economic activities, and develop skills. . But, the SHG- driven micro-finance may suffer from serious limitations, reducing its positive impact on empowerment. The lack of transparency in the SHG activities, and inaccessibility to official records may further hinder the effectiveness of the movement.
To conclude, the economic activities of SHGs are quite successful. In this way, SHGs in two villages of Uttara Kannada District were very successful to develop Fisher women empowerment in coastal belt.
This study aimed to determine the predictors of organizational commitment of the college teachers in selected schools in Pampanga. The predictors of organizational commitment were classified into personal factor, professional factor and job factors. The personal factors consisted of the age, gender and civil status, while the professional factors were categorized into educational attainment, length of teaching in the current school and length of teaching in other school(s), and the job factors comprised of salary, benefits, incentives and job satisfaction. A sample of eighty nine (89) teachers from nine (9) colleges and universities in Pampanga were used as the respondents of the study. Inferential statistics such as Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient was employed to test the hypotheses of the study. Findings showed that the personal factors namely; age, civil status and gender do not significantly affect organizational commitment. Further, the professional factors as being categorized as the length of teaching service and salary were not correlated either to organizational commitment. It was revealed that only educational attainment, incentives and job satisfaction significantly affect the commitment of the teachers.