Exploring filipino teachers’ professional workload

  • Inero Ancho Philippine Normal University, Manila, Philippines
  • Roxanne Bongco Philippine Normal University, Manila, Philippines
Keywords: Workload, Teachers, Filipino Teacher Mandates, Teacher Welfare, Phenomenology

Abstract

Teaching, which is often regarded as a noble profession, is not without sacrifices and time is among these sacrifices. Global data supports that teachers tend to work beyond the official working hours, more than any other professionals in the world. Similarly, teacher groups in the Philippines claim that the teacher workload is compromising the professionals’ wellbeing. The main purpose of this study is to explore how teachers get the work done, with emphasis on those professionals working in small barangay schools in the province. However, in spite of such issues, teachers were found to be matching such issues with strategizing, inspired work, and professional commitment. Finally, the paper concludes that while it is admirable how teachers match the struggles with positive attitude, it would still be ideal to explore means of ‘getting the work done’ without compromising the teachers’ physiological well-being, personal lives, and professional self-concept.

References

Ancho, I. V. (2019). Quality Assurance and the Philippine Education System: Inputs from Future Filipino School Leaders. Journal of Quality Assurance, 5 (2), 197 – 202.

Bongco, R. T., & Abenes, R. D. (2019). Clash of Spheres - The Paradox of Being a Female Teacher in the Philippines. Beijing International Review of Education, (1), 443-459.

Bubb, S., & Earley, P. (2004). Managing teacher workload: Work-Life Balance. London: Paul Chapman Publishing.

Calderon, A. B. B., & Ancho, I. V. (2018). Examining Malparactice in the Education Context. Journal of Research, Policy & Practice of Teachers & Teacher Education, 8 (2), 95 - 103.

Chamundeswari, S. (2013). Job Satisfaction and Performance of School Teachers. . International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences , 420-428.

CooperGibsonResearch. (2018). Exploring teacher workload: qualitative research: Research report. England: Department of Education- England.

Creswell, J. W. (2007). Qualitative inquiry and research design. Second Edition. California: Sage Publications.

Cross, D. (n.d.). Teacher wellbeing and its impact on student learning. Telethon Kids Institutte. Retrieved from research.uwa.edu.au: www.research.uwa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/.../teacher-wellbeing-and-student.pdf, retrieved July 5, 2019

DepEd. (2008). DepEd Memorandum No. 291, series of 2008: Guidelines for the implementation of CSC resolution no. 080096 on working hours for public school teachers. Pasig City: Department of Education.

DepEd. (2009). DepEd Order No. 16, series of 2009: Addentum to DepEd memorundum no. 291, series of 2008, guidelines for the implmenetation of CSC resolution no. 080096 on working hours for public school teachers. Pasig City: Department of Education.

DepEd. (2017). DepEd Order No. 42, series of 2017: National adoption of the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers. Pasig City: Department of Education.

Foster, T. (2017, January 11). Teacher working: How many hours do teachers actually work? Retrieved from theeducator.com: https://www.theeducator.com/blog/teacher-working-hours-many-hours-teachers-actually-work/

Froese-Germain, B. (2014). Work-Life Balance and the Canadian Teaching Profession. Canada: Canadian Teachers' Federation .

Gatens, B. (2016, February 4). Four Sacrifices the Best Teachers Make — Because They Want To. Retrieved from education.cu-portland.edu: https://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/curriculum-teaching-strategies/sacrifices-best-teachers-make/ retrived on July 5, 2019

Hernando-Malipot, M. (2018). DepEd urged to reduce teachers’ workload. Retrieved from news.mb.com: https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/08/02/deped-urged-to-reduce-teachers-workload/ retrieved Aug 15, 2018

Macapagal, M. E. (2013). Social Psychology in the Philippine Context. Quezon City: Ateneo De Manila University Press.

MacBeath, J. (2012). Future of Teaching Profession. Education International Research Institute- University of Cambridge- Faculty of Education: Education International Research Institute- University of Cambridge- Faculty of Education.

Mart, Ç. T. (2013). A Passionate Teacher: Teacher Commitment and Dedication to Student Learning. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 437-442 (2) 1 ISSN: 2226-6348.

Nelmeda, S. (2017). Teaching as a Noble profession. . Retrieved from deped.bataan.com publications.

Paronjodi, G., Jusoh, A., & Abdullah, M. A comparative study of beginning teacher induction in Malaysia and Victoria (Australia): A review of the literature. Journal of Research, Policy & Practice of Teachers & Teacher Education, 7 (1), 36 - 48.

Sekar, R. (2017). Teaching is a Noble Profession. International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research & Development (IJASRD), https://doi.org/10.26836/ijasrd/2017/v4/i11/4117., 04 (11/I) 54 – 55.

Sifferlin, A. (2016). Stress Is Contagious in the Classroom . Retrieved from time.com: http://time.com/4384135/stress-burnout-teachers/ retrieved Aug 17, 2018

Tehseen, S., & Ul Hadi, N. (2015). Factors Influencing Teachers’ Performance and Retention. Mediterranean . Journal of Social Sciences., p. 233.

Thornton, M. (2017, September 1). Teachers Work too Much and Why You Should Care. Retrieved from medium.com: https://medium.com/@matthew_thornton/teachers-work-too-much-and-why-you-should-care-a1211c13a850

UNESCO-Malta. (n.d.). Empowering teachers. Retrieved from unescomalta.org: https://www.unescomalta.org/News---edudevelopment.html, retrieved, July 3, 2019

Wiggins, K. (2015, February 27). Teachers work more overtime than any other professionals, analysis finds. Retrieved from tes.com: https://www.tes.com/news/teachers-work-more-overtime-any-other-professionals-analysis-finds

Wren, S. (2007). Book Review: Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers by Daniel Moulthroup, Ninive Clements Calegari, & Dave Eggers, 2005. Issues in Teacher Education, Fall 2007, 16(2) )81-85.

Ye, Y. (2016). The Effect of Working Conditions on Teacher Effectiveness: Value-added Scores and Student Perception of Teaching. Doctorate Dissertation at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University .

Zlatković, B., Stojiljković, S., Djigic, G., & Todorovic, J. (2012). Self-concept and teachers professional roles. International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY 2012) *
doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.11.423, (69) 377-384.
Published
2019-11-25
How to Cite
Ancho, I., & Bongco, R. (2019). Exploring filipino teachers’ professional workload. Journal of Research, Policy & Practice of Teachers and Teacher Education, 9(2), 19-29. Retrieved from http://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/JRPPTTE/article/view/2661