RESEARCH IN EDUCATION NOT A MANDATE BUT A MORAL OBLIGATION
NENITA G. SALAS Ed.D
The conduct of educational research is a mandate down the school level. This therefore necessitates schools to produce researches in conformance to the mandates.
But more than the mandate, conducting research is a moral obligation. Each personnel in the school needs to understand problems and look for solutions in a scientific way. Unarguably, there are problems that cannot be resolved by one-shot program like remediation programs. Other problems need to be tested with appropriate strategy and be quantified to determine statistical effect of the implemented strategy. By way od solving through this scheme, this gives justification to the right of the learners to enjoy their learning experiences in the school.
The moral response to solving problems in the school is strengthened through research. School heads are consistently required to capacitate their teachers to be more competent in the conduct of search. In addition, they must be engaged in the actual conduct of research to acquire the essential competence. These efforts will create the enthusiasm of teachers and other school personnel in conducting educational researches.
— oOo— The author is Principal I of Dela Paz Elementary School, Division of Pampanga