INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANNING (IEP): EQUIPPING TEACHERS IN ADDRESSING LEARNERS' DIVERSITY

Elymar A. Pascual
2021 International Journal of Research Publications  
This study aimed at exploring the formal and non-formal ways of producing learner's profile that would aid in developing Individual Education Planning which would best suit learners' needs, interest, strengths and weaknesses, thereby leading them in having holistic development. This research employed a qualitative technique in doing research, which according to Creswell (2003) delves mainly on inquiry to produce responses and themes. Forty-one grade 11 learners in Accountancy, Business and
more » ... ement (ABM) and General Academic Strand (GAS) of Talangan Integrated National High Schoool, Nagcarlan, Laguna became the respondents for this study. Three methods of acquiring profile that was introduced in this study are home visitation, use of learners' cardex, and homeroom guidance program. After one semester of conducting the aforementioned activities, written interview to the learners were done. The themes that were generated for home visitation are as follows: (1) Home visitation is a channel of ac acquiring basic knowledge for the learners' situation at home, (2) way of uplifting learners' by showing concern to his life outside school, (3) teacher's basis for management of lesson and learners in classroom setting, (4) important for learners acquisition of confidence in being his real self at home and inside the classroom, (5) assessment of background of learners so teachers can institute appropriate discipline inside the classroom, (6) collaboration with learners' family in ensuring utmost performance of learners, and (7) school's duty to relate to community as part of learners' environment. The use of learners' cardex was seen as ( 1 ) source of basic knowledge of learners' strength and weaknesses, (2) a monitoring agent that guides learners' progress on a task or challenges he is encountering, (3) an assessment of learners' needs and how teachers and parents can help, (4) a reminder to learners that everyone is unique and they need not to compare themselves to others, (5) a reward in itself when learners realize their achievements, (6) a mirror of learners life path which aids them in inner introspection, and ( 7 ) an important mechanism that aids learners in regular assessment of their development. Homeroom guidance program was deemed as (1) a way of nurturing themselves in other aspect of human development like spirituality, (2) a venue for learning and relearning lessons taught in schools, (3) a beneficial intervention when planned with specific activity, (4) a time set for learners and teachers to know and be acquainted with each other, (5) a special way to take away barrier between teacher and learner or between learners themselves, (6) an avenue that will aid teachers in developing lessons suited for the learners needs, and (7) a way to provide guidance for learners and motivate them to schooling. Lastly, better academic performance was observed when these three activities were done. Recommendation to teachers, parents, school heads, curriculum developers and future researchers were given at the end of the study.
doi:10.47119/ijrp1008711020212349 fatcat:zzcjofwaajaffdxtyaqmlhonay