Teachers’ Readiness, Teaching and Research Competence in the New Normal: Implications to Educational Policy


This descriptive-correlation research was conducted to determine the levels of readiness, teaching and research competence of teachers in the Schools Division of Iloilo as they adapt to the new normal. There were 380 public secondary junior and senior high school teachers who were surveyed using an adapted and modified questionnaire. They were categorized into age, sex, educational attainment, teaching experience, position, school classification and congressional district. The data were analyzed using frequency count, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test for two independent samples, One-way Analysis of Variance and the Pearson’s r with significance level set at .05 alpha. Results revealed that the teachers as an entire group have very high level of readiness in terms of safety protocol and high level of readiness in terms of duties and responsibilities, and ICT skills. They showed a very satisfactory level of overall teaching competence. Further results revealed that they had a satisfactory level of research competence. The age, position, school size and location were determinants of the level of teacher readiness, teaching and research competence. Courses of actions were recommended to DepEd officials, curriculum makers, school administrators, teachers, parents, learners, community and future researchers. Furthermore, policy implications drawn from the results were laid out to address some of the salient findings of the study.

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Ruby D. Catalan, Guimaras State University, Philippines
Cathy B. Basa, Pili National High School, Philippines

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Conference: IICE2023
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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Catalan R., & Basa C. (2023) Teachers’ Readiness, Teaching and Research Competence in the New Normal: Implications to Educational Policy ISSN: 2189-1036 – The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2023 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-1036.2023.47
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-1036.2023.47

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