EFFECTIVENESS OF MOTHER TONGUE AS TOOL FOR MODERN TEACHING
Background of the study
Everyone knows that a big part of teaching is communication. It is more than just imparting knowledge to students, but it is also about effective communication and that when it is missing, everything is nonsense inside the classroom. The communication of teachers plays the key role in teaching which depends upon the language and so effect on the learning of students. This study is all about effectiveness of Mother Tongue as medium of instruction
The primary function of school education is to help each and every student pursue all-round development so as to enhance his/her personal qualities and nurture multifarious talents for the community. Hence, schools should provide a conducive learning environment to cater for the different abilities and aptitudes of students so that they can develop to their fullest potentials and attain all-round development.
The poor quality of basic education is reflected in the low achievement scores of Filipino students. According to the Congressional Comission on Education report, the quality of Philippine education is declining continuously. Because of this, the EDCOM recommended to enlarge and enrich technical/vocational education and make the vernacular and Filipino the media of instruction for basic education. Mother tongue is normally used to refer to the language a child learned first and usually speaks best. Last year (2012) Department of Education released a Department order providing for the implementation of Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) on kindergarten and grades 1 to 3 in all public schools as part of the new Administration’s education reforms. The said order provides for the use of the students’ mother tongues both as a subject matter and as a medium of instruction.
Aligned to this, the researchers would like to conduct a study in Effectiveness of Mother Tongue as a tool in Modern Teaching
Statement of the Problem
The major concern of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Mother Tongue as a tool for modern teaching. Specifically it sought to answer the following questions:
1. Does the use of Mother Tongue important in teaching?
2. What are the effects of Mother Tongue as medium of instruction in teaching and learning process? 3. How extensive is the impact of Mother Tongue:
4.1 Classroom management; and
4.2 Teaching strategies.
Significance of the study
The study has a significant value. It would provide guideline to authorities concerned; it would raise the achievement level of students and enhance the quality of education. The language the child uses more often is giving respect to the child, respect for his right to be taught in the language that he is most familiar with and respect for his individuality and identity as a person.
Furthermore, the results of the study will eventually give insights to school. This will likewise pose challenge the teachers for them to improve teaching and pupils performance.
Scope and limitations of the Study
The study is intended mostly to elementary teachers who used Mother Tongue as medium of instruction and as well as pupils from Kinder to Grade III of Kalawag Central Elementary School.
The researchers would like to emphasize that the study limits only on effectiveness of Mother Tongue as medium of instruction.
Teaching and learning process uncompleted without communication and this process be beneficial and effective when the communication between teacher and learner is sound. It is essential that language matter should be considered on priority basis. Mother-tongue teaching has sense of achievement. This study was designed to establish the relationship among variables in which the Mother Tongue as independent variable and its effect in teachers and pupils performance as...
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