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Title Reading Literacy Assessment of Higaunon Women in Cagayan de Oro City: Basis for Reading Enhancement Program
Posted by Venus Parmisana
Authors Gaviola, Felix, Adelfa Silor, Lindy Loud Gaviola, Venus Parmisana, and Ciedelle Grageda
Publication date 2021
Conference International Conference on Educational Research
Publisher Khon kaen University, Thailand
Abstract This research study aimed to assess the reading performance of the Higaonon women in Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao, Philippines. The concept of this study is anchored to the new UNESCO Policy on engaging with Indigenous Peoples. This is committed to promote lifelong learning for indigenous peoples and ensure their full inclusion in education. This is also an avenue for Higaonon children and young people of indigenous families to be educated. The method used in this study was both the quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The purposive sampling technique was employed in selecting the fifty (50) adult Higaonon women from the Higaonon community, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao, Philippines. The results suggest that women in higaonon tribe need to undergo basic reading literacy enhancement program. Higaonon women need to be exposed to difficult words. As suggested, reading materials be provided at home. In conclusion, reading enhancement program is a solution to cater the needs of the higaonon women on learning the concept and activities of reading. The results of this study imply that higaonon women are interested to learn basic literacy. Hence, if the higaonon women can learn basic early literacy and emergent literacy skills, then they can also start teaching their children at the very early stage. Keywords: Emergent literacy, phonetic awareness, reading literacy assessment.
Index terms / Keywords Emergent Literacy, Phonetic Awareness, REading Literacy Assessment