RE­SEARCH IN ED­U­CA­TION NOT A MAN­DATE BUT A MORAL OBLI­GA­TION

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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

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