ALS Teachers’ Instructions In Bacolod City: A Narrative Inquiry
John Gerald A. Pilar
Journal Title:Proceedings Journal of Interdisciplinary Research
This study attempted to explore the Alternative Learning System (ALS) teachers handling ALS instructions to the out-of-school youths/students in Bacolod City. This study was based on Philippine Education for All (EFA) 2015 plan is a vision and a holistic program of reforms that aims at improving the quality of basic education for every Filipino by 2015. This study has utilized the qualitative method of narrative inquiry, perceptions and stories were collected from ALS teachers in Bacolod City, and analysis of the information to determine their teaching competency lives according to their perceptions was possible. Moreover, one must be skilled in the art of data collection; a self-designed protocol may be needed to facilitate information from various locations and people involved (Leary, 2011). The researcher has revealed the thematic reflection as “Alternative Learning System (ALS) is linked with Patience, Learning, and Understanding for the learning process to reach the goal of success”, while the thematic insights revealed as “Alternative Learning System (ALS): Determination, Hard work and Ambition to reach the goal in life by producing modules in real-life activities/situations”, and the eidetic insights opened as “ALS as a whole is challenging towards out-of-school youths and adult education as the same quality instruction/education as what formal schooling will provide to the students”. The researcher has noted that participants were challenged in teaching ALS students particularly adults and out-of-school youths who are working for living but they need quality education not in a formal school. Thus, it is recommended that the improvement of the instructional modules in teaching ALS will help the students learn with use of the latest technology to keep abreast in learning using technology not only in modules alone and further research to be conducted in Alternative Learning System to confirm the result of the present study.