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A model of pedagogical strategies for low income students in the Philippines

Wilma S. Reyes, Teresita T. Rungduin, Adonis P. David and Elanor O. Bayten
Philippine Normal University, Philippines

This study aimed to develop a model for how teachers can better facilitate learning by economically disadvantaged or low income students. Grounded on the contextual, personal, and relational dimensions of the academic experience of financially-challenged teacher education students, this study designed and developed a model of pedagogical strategies that are better for meeting these students' needs. With the central question "How can we better facilitate the learning of students living in poverty?", a series of focus-group discussions was conducted with a select group of university faculty with experience in teaching low income college students. Findings from the content analysis identified six core pedagogical strategies. These findings shaped the design of the context-sensitive and responsive model of pedagogical strategies for low income students. Implications of the model for teachers, educators and governments are outlined.
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Authors: Wilma S. Reyes is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and the former Vice-President for Research, Planning, and Quality Assurance of the Philippine Normal University. Her research interests are in the areas of curriculum development, pedagogy, and values education.
Email: reyes.ws@pnu.edu.ph

Teresita T. Rungduin is Associate Professor of Psychology and faculty researcher at the Educational Policy Research and Development Center in the Philippine Normal University. Her current research interests center on the neuroscience of learning and adjustment, forgiveness, and positive psychology.
Email: rungduin.tt@pnu.edu.ph

Adonis P. David (corresponding author) is Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Graduate Research Office in the Philippine Normal University. His research interests focus on the interplay of cognition and motivation in influencing academic achievement and learning.
Email: david.ap@pnu.edu.ph

Elanor O. Bayten is Assistant Professor of Psychology and the former Technical Assistant at the Office of the Vice-President for Research, Planning, and Quality Assurance in the Philippine Normal University. Her research is in the areas of values education and counseling psychology.
Email: bayten.eo@pnu.edu.ph

Please cite as: Reyes, W. S., Rungduin, T. T., David, A. P. & Bayten, E. O. (2018). A model of pedagogical strategies for low income students in the Philippines. Issues in Educational Research, 28(4), . http://www.iier.org.au/iier28/reyes.pdf


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