Teaching Competencies in Relation to Students' Academic Performance in Spamast-Cas (Ungax Research)

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Chapter 1

Introduction

Teacher competence and teacher quality are concepts that are often referred to and frequently applied in different educational contexts. Whitty (1996) identifies professional competence, which includes knowledge and understanding of children and their learning, subject knowledge, curriculum, the education system and the teacher’s role. Professional competence also necessitates skills such as subject application, classroom methodology, classroom management, assessment and recording and undertaking a wider role.

In America, the teaching competencies of under- certified school teachers were compared to the teaching competencies of regularly certified school teachers. Results indicate that the student’s academic
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In addition, it is an aid as a main constituent in making teaching more efficient as well as improving learning situation to become more properly enhanced and developed , hence, increasing students academic standards.

Scope and limitation of the study

The study will be conducted on the second semester (2011-2012) in SPAMAST-CAS Matti, Digos City. Data on student’s academic records were obtained from selected five faculty five faculty members of the SPAMAST –CAS Institution.

The teaching competencies of selected five faculty members were measured in terms of teaching efficiency, competencies and standards of teacher in teaching-learning process and role of teachers in learning and were rated by the students.

The level of study habits of the students were measured in terms of the assessment items for the students and were rated by themselves.

Definition of Terms

The following are the operational definition of terms used in the study:

· Academic Performance-refer to how students deal with their studies and how they cope with or accomplish different tasks to them by their teacher. It is the ability to study and remember facts and being able to communicate your knowledge verbally or down on paper.

· Teaching competencies- these are specific items of teaching behaviors of the faculty. In this study, these are categorized into teaching efficiency, competencies and standards of teachers in teaching-learning process and role of