School-related factors contributing to the delivery enhancement of the special science program in Western Visayas, Philippines

Porferio S. Bangcaya 1, Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro 2 *
More Detail
1 College of Teacher Education, Biological Science Department, University of Antique, Tibiao Campus, 5707 Antique, Philippines
2 College of Science and The Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, Espana, 1015, Manila, Philippines
* Corresponding Author
EUR J SCI MATH ED, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp. 177-184. https://doi.org/10.30935/scimath/9430
OPEN ACCESS   908 Views   604 Downloads
Download Full Text (PDF)

ABSTRACT

In this mixed-method study, the secondary schools in Western Visayas, Philippines offering special science program (SSP) were assessed as basis for delivery enhancement. The SSP along student-related factors and the extent of implementation in the areas of curriculum and instruction, laboratory facilities, and administration in terms of the different classification of Philippines’ Department of Education (DepED) were evaluated. A survey instrument was used to gather information from the principals, department heads, science and mathematics teachers handling special science classes, property or laboratory custodians representing nine participating special science classes (SSC) in Western Visayas. Descriptive analysis was done using percentage, mean and standard deviation shown in graphs and tables. Results of the study revealed that the National Achievement Test mean percentage score of the students for the last three years had an irregular trend and majority of students’ participation in science-related activities was in the regional level. There was a high extent of implementation along the areas of curriculum and instruction and administrative support. The common problem encountered by teachers was the lack of laboratory facilities that were described insufficient while the library resources were sufficient.

CITATION

Bangcaya, P. S., & Alejandro, G. J. D. (2015). School-related factors contributing to the delivery enhancement of the special science program in Western Visayas, Philippines. European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 3(2), 177-184. https://doi.org/10.30935/scimath/9430