TEACHERS AND STUDENTS’ DIFFICULTY AND COPING STRATEGY

This study sought to determine the teachers and students’ difficulty and coping strategy towards Technology and Livelihood Education Program of Domingo Lacson National High School, Bacolod City during the School Year 2016-2017.Respondents were 26 teachers and 313 students. It employed the descriptive research design and utilized self-made questionnaires. Specifically, it identified the profile of the respondents in terms of age, sex, length of service, educational attainment, and subject taught (for teachers) and age, sex, year level, and specialization (for students).The level of difficulty of teachers was moderate on physical facilities and assessment tools while high on instructional materials and competencies. Students were low on physical facilities and competencies while moderate on instructional materials and assessment tools. The extent of coping strategy of teachers was moderate on physical facilities and instructional materials while great on assessment tools and competencies. Students were moderate on physical facilities, assessment tools, and competencies while low on instructional materials. Significant difference exists in the level of difficulty of teachers on assessment tools when grouped according to age and on physical facilities when grouped according to subject taught. Significant difference exists in the level of difficulty of students on instructional materials and assessment tools when grouped according to age and on physical facilities and assessment tools when grouped according to specialization. Significant difference exists in the extent of coping strategy of teachers on instructional materials and assessment tools when grouped according to age and on physical facilities when grouped according to subject taught. Significant difference exists in the extent of coping strategy of students on instructional materials, assessment tools, and competencies when grouped according to year level and in all areas when grouped according to specialization.

Keywords: Teachers, Students, Difficulty, Coping Strategies, Technology and Livelihood Education Program.

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