International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Policy: Voices of Two Cities
Cecilia Q. Velasco

This study was undertaken to find out he perceived efficiency and effectiveness, if such all exist, of the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual (MTBMLE) Policy under the K-12 Curriculum as seen by the stakeholders who are directly affected by this policy. The subjects of the study were teachers from the Department of Education (DepEd) in Laguna (San Pablo City) and Ilocos Sur (Vigan City). Moreover, the parents of the two cities who are also direct stakeholders of this policy. Findings show on the comparative analysis of the two groups of teachers’ perceptions on the use of mother tongue as medium of instruction, is that, there appears significant difference at all. Vigan group of teachers recognized mother tongue as an efficient and effective medium of instruction. On the other hand, both groups of parents are fully aware of the MTBMLE policy, no significant difference was found.

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