HomeJPAIR Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 3 no. 1 (2009)

Revival, Rehabilitation, and Adaptation of Sugboanon Bisaya as Medium of Instruction in Mathematics and Science

Jes B. Tirol

Discipline: Education



<p style="text-align: justify;">The Sugbuanong Bisaya, the local native dialect of the Visayas provinces and the majority of the Mindanao provinces, is a highly developed language but not taught in the local schools. The study explored the revival, rehabilitation, and adaptation of Sugbuanong Bisaya as medium of instruction in Mathematics and Science. The study used the action research method to examine the prospects of the native language in instruction in a pilot case in Cordova, Cebu Province. Results showed that the use of Sugboanon native dialect produces higher learning achievement results in Mathematics and Science. The experiments in basic education in Cebu and the University of Bohol in the college and graduate levels showed that learners in the different levels responded effectively to the learning of concepts using the Sugbuanong Bisaya.</p>