HomePsychology and Education: A Multidisciplinary Journalvol. 7 no. 1 (2023)

The Lived Experiences and Challenges Faced by SPED Teachers Amidst the New Normal of Education

Jericho Balading | Julia Ann Marie Malicdem | Nicole Alyanna Rayla | Galilee Jordan Ancheta | Angelika Alejandro | Jayra Blanco | Nina Bettina Buenaflor | Charles Brixter Evangelista | Liezl Fulgencio

Discipline: Education



This qualitative study explores the experiences and challenges SPED teachers face amidst the new normal of education. Employing Heidegerian Phenomenology and Interpretative Phenomenology analysis, findings suggest that the SPED teachers can’t enjoy their life outside work because of a lack of support from the government, physically and financially; thus, they experience burnout. Also, the salary they earn is not even enough to raise a family, and the fact that they almost shoulder the learning resources in the class makes it worse. Moreover, the participants need practical training to adapt to the needs of their students amidst the challenges of the new learning modality


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