Implementation of Radio-Based Instruction in the Province of Tarlac: Basis for Improving Learning Outcomes
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected educational systems worldwide, leading to the near-total closures of schools, universities and colleges. Most governments decided to temporarily close educational institutions in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19. School closures have far-reaching economic and societal effects, not just for kids, teachers, and families. In response to this, schools and teachers employ distance learning programs as well as open educational tools and platforms to reach learners remotely and minimize disruption of education. The use of high-quality radio programs in distant learning has been demonstrated to be effective in increasing access and improving the quality of distance education. Radio Broadcast Instruction may be the best means to reach students during and after the pandemic. It is paving the way in the Philippines to provide excellent education and instruction in areas where face-to-face learning is still outlawed. Its goal is to provide learners with opportunities to learn, and it can help them improve their literacy and listening abilities. It gives teachers and students additional opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes, values, and skills they need to improve their quality of life and participate more actively in community activities. With this, a study in the implementation of RBI among selected Elementary Schools in the Division of Tarlac Province as a basis for improving learning outcomes has been conducted. There were also serious problems met in the Implementation of RBI and so an enhancement proposal is made to improve the learning outcomes.