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The Meeting of Mind and Heart: Assessing the Competencies of the Newly Hired Teachers

Esperanza Diaz Cruz

Abstract: ABSTRACT THE MEETING OF MIND AND HEART: ASSESSING THE COMPETENCIES OF THE NEWLY HIRED TEACHERS This study was undertaken to identify the competencies and needs of the sampled participants specifically the sampled 37 newly hired Junior High School teachers SY 2018-2019 and to provide inputs to the existing induction process and program to help teachers stay in the public school system. To assess the competencies of the newly hired teachers, the researcher floated the 39-point survey questionnaire with specific variables under Knowledge, skills and competence. The researcher used the Descriptive Research Design to identify the teaching competencies of the sampled 37 JHS newly hired teachers and analyzed their demographic data as factors that may influence teaching competencies. Hence, the researcher found out that 68% of the respondents is from 20-30 years old, most of them are still young in the service where 73% has only 1-3 year experience; 92% has no master?s degree. In terms of the level of competencies, the respondents? knowledge keyed from average to high, for level of skills as high and for attitude from high to very high. The data gathered would qualify the policy inputs for Human Resource and Development in crafting the teacher induction program for SDO?s newly hired teachers.

Keywords: Assessing the competencies of newly hired teachers

Country: Philippines, Subject Area: Education

Pages: 323 - 331

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019

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Esperanza Diaz Cruz, "The Meeting of Mind and Heart: Assessing the Competencies of the Newly Hired Teachers", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019, 323 - 331

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