Mothers as Teachers: The New Role of Mothers in the New Normal

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v9i2.566

Keywords:

Mothers, teachers, roles, new normal

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic brought havoc to everyone but much more to child-rearing mothers. This qualitative study explored the new roles of mothers in the new normal specifically as being teachers to their children. Six mothers, who had public and private elementary grade children were purposely chosen. Information was gathered through a researcher-made validated interview questionnaire. Collection of information was done online through Facebook messenger and emails. Data analysis produced six themes, namely, complication in becoming mother-teachers, benefits in teaching one’s own children, supervision of children’s studies, impression of children of the modular schooling, considerations on children’s learning and reflection on mothers’ learning. Each theme was discussed thoroughly. To address the situation of these mothers, the Department of Education might consider  giving support through home-visit tutorials. Teachers could introduce strategies to mothers on how to manage the studies with their children. Moreover, the Local Government Unit (LGU) may initiate alternative solutions led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to unburden the mothers of their situations.

Author Biographies

Ariel San Jose, Southern Philippines Agribusiness and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology

Ariel San Jose formerly worked at Gulf College, Oman and is presently a faculty member at the Institute of Human Service at the Southern Philippines Agribusiness and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology, Malita, Davao Occidental. Email: ariel.sanjose@spamast.edu.ph

Maria Gregoria R. Concepcion, Higher College of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Maria Gregoria R. Concepcion is a former lecturer at Gulf College, Oman and is currently a lecturer at the Higher College of Technology, Abu Dhabi. Email: maria.con1920@gmail.com

Buena San Jose, Independent researcher

Buena San Jose formerly worked as the Office of the Registrar at the University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City. Email: ayensanjose30@gmail.com

 

Published

2022-07-19

How to Cite

San Jose, A., Concepcion, M. G. R., & San Jose, B. (2022). Mothers as Teachers: The New Role of Mothers in the New Normal. Journal of Learning for Development, 9(2), 351–362. https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v9i2.566

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Case Studies