IJEDST 2017 Volume 5 Issue 11

International Journal of Education, Development, Society and Technology (IJEDST) ISSN: 2321 – 7537

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Out-of-Field Teaching: Experiences of Non-Filipino Majors. Rammel T. Bayani and Eugenio S. Guhao, Jr. IJEDST (2017), 5(11):91-127

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1423235


Out-of-Field Teaching: Experiences of Non-Filipino Majors

Authors & Affiliation:

Rammel T. Bayani 1 and Eugenio S. Guhao, Jr.2

1 Communication and Networking Staff to the Principal, Department of Education, Division of Compostela Valley, Region XI, Philippines

2 Dean of Professional Schools, University of Mindanao, Matina, Davao City, Philippines

ramtomobayani@gmail.com, eugene.guhao@gmail.com


The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of non-Filipino majors on out-of-field teaching. Employing phenomenological research design, in-depth interview and focus group discussion, this study revealed that out-of-field teaching is present among all schools. The findings revealed that out-of-field teachers had diverse experiences such as: compliance and submission, lack of aptitude for the language, lack of administrative and logistics support, inability to muster enthusiasm and establish rapport, and frustration and insecurity. In order to cope with the challenges posed by out-of-field teaching, the participants employed different mechanisms: being resourceful and creative, being diligent and conscientious, making instruction stimulating for students, and being calm and collected. It was found out that proper teacher placement is essential to counter problems with out-of-field teaching. Student learning can be seriously compromised with out-of-field teaching. However, teaching the subject out of expertise broadened the horizon of teachers. When assigned to teach in a school, teachers have a calling to be flexible and versatile.

Keywords: educational management, out-of-field teaching, non-Filipino majors, student learning, Philippines