HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 7 no. 1 (2013)

Influence of Educational Environment on Learning Engagement of Indigenous Students

Amor M. Garcia | Reynaldo O. Cuizon

Discipline: Education



Poor learning engagement in the classroom as a global phenomenon has also been observed among indigenous students. Such problem has been ascertained in several ethnic groups throughout the globe including the African, Latin and American Indians. Studies also revealed that indigenous students showed less interest and less engagement in learning than their non-indigenous peers. Thus, this study sought to determine the influence of learning environment on learning engagement of indigenous students. Using cross-sectional, non-experimental quantitative method and mean to measure the level of the conduciveness of the learning environment and the level of learning engagement and linear regression to measure the degree of influence, the study reveals that conduciveness of learning environment of schools for indigenous students was substantial and that the learning engagement of indigenous students was oftentimes manifested. Moreover, the 17.7% influence of the learning environment on the learning engagement of the indigenous students was seen to be significant.