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Utilization of Localized Learning Materials in Technology and Livelihood Education and its effect on teachers’ instructional competency at Balibago Integrated High School.

The study was conducted to determine the effect of utilizing localized learning materials on the instructional competency of Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) Teachers of Balibago Integrated High School. The demographic profile of the respondents, the types of localized learning materials and how it influences the instructional competency of teachers were also determined. The study was conducted during the second semester of the Academic Year 2018-2019.

Through the use of a descriptive research design of qualitative and quantitative research, the study purposively selected twelve TLE teachers who have been serving as public school teacher for ten years or more. An interview guide and questionnaire, was utilized to collect the necessary information to answer the problems stated.

Findings exposed that TLE teachers of Balibago Integrated high School were practicing the use of localized learning materials on their classroom instruction. Conforming to the principle of localization that is stated in RA 10533, an act enhancing the Philippine Basic Education System also known as the K to 12 Program and DepEd Order 35 s. 2016 - The Learning Action Cell as a K to 12 Basic Education Program School-Based Continuing Professional Development Strategy for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, respondents revealed that it has a significant effect on enhancing the instructional competency of teachers resulting to better academic performance of the learners.

The results of this study affirmed that as teachers obey the pedagogy of the curriculum directed by the Department of Education, teachers become more effective and efficient when it comes to classroom instruction. Thus, the study conducted is significantly beneficial as it serves as guide to DepEd officials and teachers in crafting culturally relevant instructional materials.

Furthermore, the study suggests that teachers must be regularly sent to trainings and seminars to capacitate and update them in terms of classroom management, crafting appropriate learning resources and educating them for different teaching styles and strategies.