Lived Experiences of Parents in the Implementation of Learning Distance Modality
An Action Research
The sudden widespread of the COVID-19 pandemic alarms and threatens the education system. This has become one of the biggest challenges most parents are dealing with. The study aimed to evaluate the lived experiences of Grade Four Quartz parents of Libertad Central Elementary School, School Year 2020-2021 in the implementation of Learning Distance Modality and come up with a Psychosocial Support Program Intervention that could help them, as teacher - partners in the delivery of education through the Learning Distance Modality successfully. A pure qualitative design of research was employed. A set of five questions were asked to gather data as basis for intervention with the parents. The result of the data show that as teacher-partners in the delivery of education in Learning Distance Modality, they lay the following facilitating factors: they spend more time with their child; they bond, enjoy, and have fun with the child; they know the learning capability of the children; and they also learn since they study the lessons first before teaching their children. The hindering factors that come out which serve as challenge to them are: the attitudes and behaviors of the pupils, some topics are not known to parents and difficult for them to explain to their child, some Mathematical problems and equations are confusing because some parents are undergraduates, the time constraints for working parents, and lack of learning resources. With these, parents have adapted measures to cope up the new normal learning delivery through the use of technology.
Keywords:Learning Distance Modality, Teacher-partners, Philippines
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