Honing the 21st century characteristics of lecturers in the Faculty of Education for effective job performance

Ruben E. Borja II

African Educational Research Journal
Published: July 31 2018
Volume 6, Issue 3
Pages 160-164
DOI: https://doi.org/10.30918/AERJ.63.18.054


Teachers all over the world are now facing the challenges of the 21st century education as they face the 21st century learners. To cope up with the demands of the 21st century education, teachers, most especially teachers in the Colleges of Education, need to possess the 21st century characteristics. This study was conducted to assess the extent of the acquisition of the different 21st century characteristics of an educator among the faculty members of the College of Education of Bulacan State University and eventually proposed an enhancement program for the teachers. The respondents of the study were the thirty-one faculty members with teaching load during the short term classes of academic year 2015-2016. Questionnaire was the principal instrument used in this study to measure extent of acquisition of the 21st century characteristics of an educator. Quantitative method of research was employed and frequency, percentage and weighted mean were the statistics used in the study. The result of the study indicates that the respondents acquired the different 21st century characteristics of an educator to the large extent. In the light of the foregoing results, conclusions and recommendations were suggested: the school as envisioned being a recognized leader of excellence in instruction the suggested enhancement/intervention program for the faculty members may be adapted to address the needs of the 21st century education; as the teachers continue to develop their potentials and skills in line with the needs of the 21st century education the school administrators also need to update themselves; and full supports from the administrators are needed most especially in the development and construction of different needed 21st century education laboratories.

Keywords: 21st century educators, acquisition, characteristics, honing.

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