HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 4 no. 1 (2013)

Parents' Perception on the Instructional Practices of Volunteer Child Development Workers in Davao City, Philippines

Rina O. Gerado | Evangeline M. Guinto



Child development workers of Playgroup Network, Incorporated are volunteers in providing care to children ages 3 to 6 years old. They assume role of teachers and second parents to children while mothers are at work. The main purpose of this study is to analyze the instructional practices of the volunteer child development workers (CDW) according to the lens of the parents. There were 232 respondents who participated in the study and they rated the instructional practices of child development workers high. The moderator variable is the educational attainment of the respondents who were the parents of the children. Utilizing descriptive– correlational method with mean, t-test and ANOVA, it was found out that there was a significant difference on the instructional practice of CDW when parents were grouped according to educational attainment. The study concluded that the educational profile of the respondents matters in the manner of assessing the instructional practices of the CDWs.