Available Online: 16 July 2021
Mellnick, Victoria S.*
Silay Institute Incorporated, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This study sought to establish the life experiences of School Heads assigned in remote areas of Silay City. The study made use of qualitative design. Data gathering was done through one-on-one interview with the participants. The study made use of a semi structured interview guide that helped establish the information. The result of the study shows that all of the participants were inspired by their family members or an old teacher to become educators themselves. The study equally showed that the School Heads were able to rise above the challenges they faced in school and this have developed a measure of resilience and a sense of improvisation along the way. The School Heads showed a higher sense of care for others, special sense of coping mechanisms and the ability to communicate and collaborate with stake holders and all parties. Finally, all of the participants are in the process of achieving self – realization. Furthermore, it was also noted that all of the participants have future career plans for promotion. Recommendations were made to specific entities to address the needs of the teachers especially those who are assigned in the remote areas.
Keywords: lived experiences, public elementary school heads, self-concept, behavior, remote schools, challenges
Cite this article:
Mellnick, V. S. (2021). Lived experiences of public elementary school heads in remote schools of Silay City: Self-Concept and behavior. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(9), 115-122. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.681