Challenges and Coping Mechanisms of Teachers-im-charge
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to determine the challenges and the coping mechanism of Teachers-in-charge in the 2nd district of Sorsogon Province. The instrument employed was the questionnaire developed by the researchers and unstructured interview was done to gather data to the respondents. Frequency count and rank are the statistical tools employed in interpreting data. The findings of this study were: 1. Most of the teachers-in-charge’ age is in ranged 36-45. Male was dominant than female. Most of them have units earned in master’ degree. In years in service are in 6-10 years. No. of attended training are ranging from 5-15. They handled multi-grade classes and the number of teachers they handled is in range 5 below.2. The top challenges of TICs are Lesson backlog, accomplishing unfamiliar reports, insufficient fund for the school maintenance and repairs, poor supports of parents in feeding program and stressful to meet the deadline of reports while teaching 3. The respondent’s coping mechanisms are surfing the net, eating their favorite food, hanging around with their friends, playing basketball, walking, listening to music, taking a nap, shopping and listening to the advice of a life coach. The researchers recommend the following: Conduct Team building activity to address the needs of the TIC who experience difficulties and challenges in handling the school.3. Teachers-in-charge may attend seminar workshop in dealing with stress.4. Future researches on the coping mechanism of teacher- in-charge be conducted to determine the legality, validity and reliability of this study.
Keywords: Challenges, Coping Mechanism, Teachers-in-charge, Classes handled
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