HomeInterdisciplinary Research Journalvol. 3 no. 1 (2016)

Professional Preparation, Practices, and Teaching Efficiency Among Grade School Teachers in a University

Glenn R. Andrin | Jonathan O. Etcuban | Melvin M. Niñal | Rosella A. Villahermosa | Liza L. Chua | Earl Dave V. Rocha



Educational models are now designed to provide more holistic learning experiences for students. They are more focused on conceptual and contextual understanding rather than on random pieces of information. This study aims to find out how teachers are coping with the current changes in the teaching-learning paradigms. The study determined the grade school teachers’ professional preparation and practices about their teaching efficiency of the University of Cebu, Philippines as the basis for the proposed departmental program. The study employed a descriptive survey method, utilizing a researcher-made questionnaire. The gathered data from the 20-grade schoolteachers and a principal were analyzed and interpreted using simple percentage, weighted mean, Chi-square test of independence, Pearson r, and t-test. Results showed that most of the faculty were very satisfactory in their professional practices, and were efficiently teaching in the department. The study concludes that the teachers are professionally prepared to perform their work, and are very competent to handle the different teaching areas. The researchers strongly recommend that the Development Program be implemented, and evaluated.