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...