HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 8 no. 1 (2013)

Educators in a Milieu of Maratabat Culture: Its Implication to Teaching Performance

Rolando C. Cuizon | Gaudencio M. Alaya-ay

Discipline: Education



Maratabat is a Muslim Maranao term which means family honor. It is the wellspring of family values and their inspiration to improve economic status to the point of endangering lives of family members. The study aimed at finding the influence of Maratabat culture on the teaching performance of teachers in Pantao Ragat District, Lanao del Norte Division during SY 2012-2013. Specifically, this study explored the respondents’ level of awareness on Maratabat in the dimensions of ideology, social position, and social coercion. The research method was descriptive using adapted standardized questionnaire. Data from survey were analyzed using frequency count, percentage, mean, and Pearson Moment of Correlation. The study found more than one-half of the respondents in the age range of 51 to 60 years old and in service for more than 20 years, all are female, and majority are 96 married. The respondents are very aware of the three dimensions of Maratabat; the Ideology, Social Position and Social Coercion. The study concludes that Maratabat has an influence on their teaching performance. It is recommended to teachers to integrate Maratabat values in class and to school administrators to initiate outreach programs which are aimed to increase positive Maratabat values of the community.