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WEST VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY

EXTENSION CAMPUS AT HIMAMAYLAN CITY


Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental

Diaz, Darwin G.; Julaton, Jerico O.; Lachica, John Carlo G.; Taquiso, Phelia Ericka T.”Breaking
The Back of the Beast: The Pains and Gains of Secondary English Teachers
Teaching Indigenous Students” . Unpublished Undergraduate Thesis, West
Visayas State University- Extension Campus at Himamaylan City, Himamaylan
City, Negros Occidental, March 2019.

Abstract

This qualitative study was conducted to find out the experiences of the secondary English

teachers teaching indigenous students. Specifically, this study used the narrative inquiry in

gathering the data. The participants of the study were the three English teachers teaching

indigenous students from Tan-awan National High School. They were selected using the

following criteria: (1) The participants should be a Licensed Professional Teacher; (2) The

participant should be an English teachers (a Bachelor of Secondary Education graduate

regardless of his or her specialization); (3) The participants should have at least one year

experience of teaching indigenous students; (4) The participant should be a non-indigenous

teacher, but teaches indigenous students. The participants chosen were the three English

teachers from Tan-awan National High School who have met the criteria of being the

respondents.

A researcher- made Interview Questionnaire was utilized to gather descriptive data from the

chosen participants. The gathered data were analyzed using thematic approach which has the

following steps: Phase1: familiarizing with data, Phase2: generating initial codes, Phase3:

searching for themes, Phase 4: reviewing themes, Phase 5: defining and naming themes, Phase

6: producing the report.

The result showed that the participant encountered difficulties in terms of the students’ dropout

rate, absenteeism, multiple intelligences, the use of translation for better understanding of the

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EXTENSION CAMPUS AT HIMAMAYLAN CITY
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students, indigenization and localization of the lessons and the availability of the instructional

materials.

They had developed strategies to surpass these challenges. These include: 1) The willingness of

the teachers to help, 2) adapting and appreciating the culture of the Indigenous students, and

3) the use of the varied techniques in teaching.

Because of these experiences, they have learned to be considerate to the students, lowered

down their level and have learned that teaching the indigenous students is a memorable

experience.