Learning together hand-in-hand: An assessment of students’ immersion program in a schools division

2020 IJRSE – Volume 9 Issue 1

Available Online: 26 June 2020


Sanchez, Richard*
Pampanga High School, Department of Education Schools Division of City of San Fernando,
Pampanga, Philippines (chardsanchez23@gmail.com)

Sarmiento, Philip Joseph
Christian Living Education Department, Holy Angel University, Philippines (pjsarmiento@hau.edu.ph)


This qualitative study is an assessment of the strengths and development needs of a Students’ Immersion Program between two schools in a City Schools Division in Pampanga. The study conducted face-to-face interviews with four groups of participants: 24 student-participants who joined the immersion program, 2 parents of the said students, the teachers-in-charge of the program, and the school heads of the partner schools. General findings show that the program failed in so far as increase in academic performance or grades are concerned. Nevertheless, the program is successful in other significant areas like students’ attitude towards learning, the improvement of their other development skills, their relationship with other people as students, as a member of the family, and as a member of the community. Since the program is the first initiative in the Division, there were concerns in some of its technical aspects and management. The study finds these concerns as room for improvements that have to be addressed in the implementation of same programs.

Keywords: immersion; partners; strengths; development needs; academic performance


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2020.5809

Cite this article:
Sanchez, R., & Sarmiento, P. J. (2020). Learning together hand-in-hand: An assessment of students’ immersion program in a schools division. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 9(1), 85-97. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2020.5809

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