ABSTRACT Title: THE SOCIAL SCIENCE INSTRuCTION POLYTECHNIC STATE COLLEGE Researcher: RANDOLPH C. DINGLASAN School Year: 2008-2009 IN ILOCOS SUR This study was primarily conducted to assess the Social Science Instruction at the Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Tagudin Campus during the School Year 2008-2009. Specifically, it answers the following sub-problems: 1. What is the profile of the instructors and student- respondents in terms of the following: a. Age b. Sex c. Educational Qualification d. Length of Service (for instructors) e. Eligibility (for instructors) f. Training/In-service attended (for instructors) 2. What is the level of usage and relative effectiveness of the following approaches as applied in Social Science Subjects? a. Method and Techniques b. Instructional Materials c. Problems Encountered 3. Is there usage and a significant effectiveness perceived by the difference of the between following the level of variables as 1. Profile a. Majority of the Instructor-respondents belong to the older generation of college instructors. b. Student-respondents are young the young students whose ages are really with the college requirements. c. Male instructors dominated in number as compared to females. d. Student-respondents are generally females. 2. On Educational qualification a. Most of the Instructor-respondents are MA/MS graduates with failed of specialization along social sciences. b. Students-respondents are now enrolled in social science subjects 3. On the Length of Service a. Majority of the Instructor-respondents are in the service for more than 5 years. b. All of levels the of instructors training, but have only international seminar and forum. 4. On the Eligibility of Respondents attended 2 have different attendee an Respondents are PBET passers, LET qualifiers and subprofessional examination passers. a. There were eligibility instructors falls whose qualification under sub-professional examinations. 5. On Methods and Techniques a. Respondents alleged that methods and techniques were applied in a Moderately Effective manner. b. Whether formal or informal way of using methods and techniques those were considered in a Moderately Effective presentation. 6. On the usage of instructional materials a. Majority of the variables materials were given a sometimes rating by the instructors. b. Student-respondents rated the use of those variable materials in sometimes category. 7. On Problems Considered Majority of the problems were classified as “Serious” by the Instructors and the student respondents. 8. On the Test of Difference There was no significant difference between the levels of usage and effectiveness as perceived by the two groups of respondents. a. Instructor-respondents are old enough to function as teachers in social science subjects. b. Students-respondents are bonafide enrollees of social science courses. c. Instructor-respondents have matched the educational requirement for a college instructor. d. Respondent very much instructors able to are comply old with timer the and therefore requirements of their jobs. e. Instructor qualifications vary from the nature of examinations taken. f. Instructors noted their effectiveness as moderately effective in the use of methods and techniques, while students rated them higher, giving at least a series of Highly effective. g. Instructional Materials were sometimes used and in some aspects oftenly used. h. The levels of mean deviations taken from groups of respondents are not significant. the two Based on the findings and conclusions drawn from this study the following recommendations are endorsed; i. Young instructors should be motivated to study further in the graduate school, they should be given enough time and schedule to pursue their graduate studies without jeopardizing their responsibilities to their students. If possible, scholarship must be open so that they can comply with the requirements of R.A. 4670 or Batas Pambansa 232. j. Equity in the distribution of opportunities to attend in-service training must be considered. There must be transparent schedule of attendance of instructors In different levels of training so that everybody will have the chance to the outside world” of the academe. k. Sub-professional passers should be encouraged to the examination suited to their position as college instructors. A time frame for them to pass must be agreed upon so that commitment can be instilled. A similar study is recommended but of different groups of respondents which should include the members of the sectoral community such as parents and administrators covering the different satellite schools of the Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College.