Exploring the role of primary learners’ parents in modular distance learning

2021 IJRSE – Volume 10 Issue 12

Available Online:  5 August 2021


Lopez, Julie Ann*
Laguna College of Business and Arts, Philippines (annj.lopez2314@gmail.com)


This study explored the lived experience of primary learners’ parents and their role in Modular Distance Learning in the Division of Calamba City. The research design used was qualitative with phenomenology as an approach with the use of purposeful sampling. The respondents of the study included fifteen (15) Primary Learner Parents in selected public schools in the East District of Calamba City. Using thematic analysis, the study generated ten (10) superordinate themes which were Varied Preparations for Modular Distance Learning, Learning Facilitator, Different Techniques as Parent-teacher, Time Management and Perseverance, Subsiding Focus on Learning, Forms of Encouragement, Challenges on Modular Distance Learning, Acceptance and Positive Outlook, Dealing with New Normal Education, and Additional Responsibilities. Under the first theme, it explored different preparations of parents in modular distance learning. For the second theme, all the parents had similar perceptions on their role for their children’s education which was to guide and facilitate learning at home. As for the third theme, the parents described their different approaches in guiding their child at home. In the fourth theme, the parents described their ways in managing their time under the modular distance learning. For the fifth and sixth themes, parents revealed common problems occurred and their ways on encouraging their child in modular learning. For the seventh and eight themes, parents revealed the challenges they encountered during the transition to modular learning, and their coping mechanisms to changes in education. As for the ninth theme, parents described the factors that were helpful to them. Lastly, the parents revealed that this modular distance learning gave them additional responsibilities. As an output of the study, the compilation of ways of adapting to modular distance learning from inspirational testimonies of parents about their roles was proposed to inspire, motivate, and help other parents to overcome challenges. Through this booklet, this will help parents to adjust to changes in education that will benefit their children. With this, parent’s undying support is a great help to these changes.

Keywords: role, primary learners, parents, modular distance learning


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.a050

Cite this article:
Lopez, J. A. (2021). Exploring the role of primary learners’ parents in modular distance learning. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(12), 35-52. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.a050

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