Needs analysis on the research capabilities of the Diocesan Secondary School teachers of Abra: basis for a capability enhancement program
Keywords:diocesan school teachers, needs analysis, research capability
This study revealed the needs in research of the diocesan secondary school teachers of Abra as a basis for a capability enhancement program. Questionnaire, documentary analysis, and unstructured interview were the instruments used in substantiating the needed data for the study. Forty – five (45) teachers were the respondents of the study. Descriptive – correlational methods of investigation were utilized in the study. Teachers of the selected schools are females, unmarried, and whose age is 28 years old and below. Most of them have already started their post graduate studies and were college graduates from private higher educational institutions. Further, majority of them did not yet experience to attend seminars in research. These teachers toughly need assistance in writing research proposals particularly in conceptualizing their framework. Moreover, they mostly need help in writing research conclusions. The teachers’ sex, civil status, age, highest educational attainment, type of school graduated from college, and attendance to seminars on research do not bring any significant effect to their level of needs in writing the research either in the proposal or in the full-blown research ready for journal publications. Therefore, there is really a need for the diocesan school teachers of Abra to be guided in the writing of research proposals and as well as in writing the full-blown research for journal publications. A research enhancement program is to be extended to them by agencies who provide technical support and assistance. Lastly, Administrators of these schools must send their faculty to attend research writing enhancement programs.