Pamela D. Mangohig, Edna Marie D. Punzalan
Abstract: The study aimed to assess the instructional practices for Secondary AralingPanlipunan. The study used the descriptive method of research. Three hundred eighty-three (383) secondary school students from Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, and Grade 10, and the thirteen (13) Head Teachers/Principalsserved as respondents from eight (8) national high schools in Zone II, Division of Zambales in the municipalities of Botolan, Iba, and Palauig.The findings reveal that the students perceived that Field Trip, Discussion, Movie Review, Symposium, and Community Immersion were respectively Frequent instructional practices in AralingPanlipunan. The Head Teachers/Principals perceived that Discussion, Symposium, and Movie Review, respectivelywereAlways the instructional practices in AralingPanlipunan. The field trip and community immersion respectivelywereFrequent instructional practices in AralingPanlipunan. There was a highly significant difference in the perceptions on Field Trips, Discussion, Movie Review, and Symposium as instructional practices in AralingPanlipunan between the students and Head Teachers/Principals.There was no significant difference in the perceptions on Community Immersion between the students and the Head Teachers/Principals. Based on the findings and conclusions of the study, it is recommended that the teachers may continue to adopt field trips, discussion, movie review, symposium, and community immersion as instructional practices in Araling Panlipunan to improve the teaching-learning process, the Head Teachers/Principals may recommend that Araling Panlipunan teachers undergo training to effectively use field trips, discussion, movie review, symposium, and community immersion as instructional practices in Araling Panlipunan, and a similar study relating students academic performance to instructional practices in Araling Panlipunan may be undertaken to validate the findings of this study.
Keywords: Instructional practices, Secondary Araling Panlipunan, Zone II, Division of Zambales