Open Access Short Research Article

Working from Home vs Learning from Home: A Critical Investigation and Analysis during the COVID-19

Afzal Sayed Munna, Md. Sadeque Imam Shaikh

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 23-29
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v12i330312

The article aimed to make a critical investigation and analysis on working from home vs learning from home during the COVID-19. Small-scale research was conducted only targeting parents (having at least one school going child) to capture the view of how they deem the concept of working from home vs learning from home and whether there are any reservations among both concepts. The findings from the 36 respondents’ feedback suggest that parents often prefer working from home (wherever possible) but the same parent does not want their child to learn from home. The research shows that most parents believe remote working leads to higher productivity and leads to cost-effectiveness and remote learnings deteriorate creativity.

Open Access Original Research Article

Understanding the Effect of COVID-19 on the Education System and the Students in Bangalore Region of India

Bhavna Ahlawat

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-8
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v12i330310

This study was intended to examine the effect of COVID-19 on students and education system in India. This study included the following objectives; to evaluate the affect of pre and post COVID-19 virus situation among students in India, to examine the impact of COVID-19 on education system in India. The questionnaire format of Google forms was applied in order to collect data. Primary data source was used and data was analyzed using the chi square statistical tool at 5% level of significance which was presented in frequency tables and percentages. The respondents under the study were 355 students of undergraduate and post graduate level in India. The study findings revealed that COVID-19 pandemic has a significant impact on the education in India.

Open Access Original Research Article

Engagement in Craft and the Development of Creative Skills among 6 – 13 Years Old Children

Ijang Bih Ngyah- Etchutambe

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 9-22
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v12i330311

Creativity has been a valuable an essential element in advancing development in the 21st century. Children within 6 – 13 years old are curious, active, and engage in play as well as other activities where they exhibit their talents, sense of industry and creativity. During this period, the adults, care givers and educators around the child have the responsibility to identify such talents, interest and skills the children possess and direct them towards befitting learning and career opportunities that suits them. Unfortunately this has been overlooked in most African and Cameroonian communities. Now our days, children are hardly even given the opportunity or freedom to engage in craft. Besides, the awareness and value of the skills children gain from engaging in craft seem to be lacking. This paper thus aims at exploring elements of creativity in 6-13 years-old rural and urban Meta children’s engagement in craft. Apart from this, it compares the creative dispositions exhibited by rural and urban Meta children’s engagement in craft. The sequential explanatory design was used to obtain both qualitative and quantitative data through an observation check list and an interview guide from a sample of 40 6 – 13 years old Meta children purposively drawn from some Meta villages and neighbourhoods in an urban area. Thematic content analysis together with descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyse the data. The findings revealed that Meta children exhibit creative skills as they engage in craft. Comparatively, children in the rural area exhibited more creative skill in craft than those in the urban area. Children should thus be encouraged to engage in craft as it develops their creativity.

Open Access Original Research Article

B’laan Population Structure and School Indicators: Basis for School Planning

Amelie T. Bello, Susan E. Bardos

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 30-41
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v12i330313

Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the B’laan population structure and school indicators of Matanao II District as basis for school planning.

Study Design: Descriptive survey design.

Place and Duration of Study: Matanao, Davao del Sur during the School Year 2017-2018.

Methodology: The respondents of the study were the fifty (50) Grade Six B’laan pupils, twenty-one and (21) school administrators of Matanao II District. Universal sampling method using the complete enumeration technique was utilized where respondents of the survey were school administrators and barangay personnel. However, cluster sampling was used in selecting the Grade Six pupils among elementary schools in Matanao District.Three sets of survey instruments were used to gather the relevant information. Data gathered were treated using the frequency and relative frequency.

Results: Majority of the Grade Six B’laan pupils were in the age of 12 years old and above, female, and believers of Christ to the Orient. Most of them did not have siblings studying in college. Their parents were in the elementary level, earning a monthly income of ₱1,001.00 to ₱3,000.00, and had 1 to 6 children. The common household appliances they had were television set, cellular phone, radio, electric fan, DVD player and motorcycle. The mode of transportation from home to school was mostly through walking. Majority of them did not spend any amount for their transportation, food and daily allowance. As to the profile and structure of the elementary schools, most schools in Matanao II District had a total land area of 2.0 to 2.9 hectares occupied by 4 to 6 buildings having 5 to 8 classrooms. Schools offered complete elementary education with 5 to 8 teachers handling the classes of 100 to 200 B’laan pupils. The number of B’laan pupils graduated from the schools per year was within the range of 10 to 60 pupils. Moreover, the National Achievement Test results showed that schools had an average MPS of 81-85. From the map generated, the researcher found that the average population density of B’laan were 2.07 with barangay Manga, Lagaan and Bangkal as that the top 3 barangays having the largest density of B’laan population.

Open Access Original Research Article

The Influence of Clinical Supervision on the Instructional Competence of Secondary School Teachers

Amelie T. Bello, John H. Olaer

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 42-50
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v12i330314

Aims: To determine the influence of clinical supervision of department heads on the instructional competence of secondary school teachers.

Study Design: Descriptive-correlational research design.

Place and Duration of Study: Digos City National High School during the School Year 2018-2019.

Methodology: Respondents were the eight (8) school heads and one hundred seventy eight (178) teachers who were permanently employed at Digos City National High School during the School Year 2018-2019. Complete enumeration was used in the identification of department heads while simple random sampling for the teacher respondents. Mean, Pearson r and Multiple Regression were the statistical tools used to treat the gathered data.

Results: The department heads had a high level of clinical supervision in terms of pre-observation, observation/analysis and strategy post-observation conference/analysis. Similarly, teachers a had high level of instructional competence of teachers. This result signified a very strong positive relationship between the two variables which indicated that about 75.80% on the variance of instructional competence can be attributed by the variation of the level of clinical observation. Regression analysis further entailed that clinical supervision significantly influenced the instructional competence of teachers.

Conclusion: The significant influence of clinical supervision on teachers’ instructional competence implies that the more teachers are mentored, the better teachers they would become. Thus, it was recommended clinical supervision in schools shall be constantly monitored and implemented so as to improve competence of teachers in the teaching learning process.