Volume : 7, Issue : 9, SEP 2021

SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS: FACTOR THAT AFFECTS MODULAR DISTANCE LEARNING

MARLENE B. CANOMON, SIMON V. CEREÑO, MERRY GRACE G. SAGAYSAY, ALLIZA MARIE R. SAYSON, MARILYN MIRANDA

Abstract

The deadly Coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant impact not just on our health care system but on our educational setting as well. With schools closing their doors to students and adopting remote learning, it has presented a huge challenge to the new normal in education. This research was conducted in response to the current issues of our learners especially in Cabuan National High School in Cabuan, City of Naga, Cebu, Philippines for the School Year 2020-2021 during the COVID-19 Pandemic. These concerns related to the poor academic performance of learners in the new normal setup seemed that a number of students relatively have inconsistencies in responding towards their education. One factor that affects students’ performance during modular distance learning is their socio-economic status. In order to gather the needed data, survey questionnaires were given to 20 student-participants of Cabuan National High School that were selected in a random manner. A mixed-method design which combines quantitative research and qualitative research was employed to collect and analyze all the findings. Based on the results, students perform poorly at school because they have to work to provide for their families; they have financial problems in accessing learning resources such as gadgets and internet connectivity; and that they are distracted with their learning environment. Hence, several recommendations are discussed by the researchers based on the findings of the study.

Keywords

REMOTE LEARNING, MODULAR DISTANCE LEARNING, SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

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