Predictors of Scientific Literacy among Alternative Learning System (ALS) Students: A Model
Keywords:Predictors, Scientific Literacy Model, Alternative Learning System (ALS)
This study determined the predictors of scientific literacy among Alternative Learning System (ALS) students within the 10 districts of the Dinagat Islands. The respondents of the study were the 502 ALS students in the high school level and 33 mobile teachers for the school year 2015-2016. The data gathered were treated using frequency, percentage count, mean, standard deviation, and multiple regression. Findings revealed that the scientific literacy of the respondents was described as “did not meet expectation”. The factors which significantly predict the scientific literacy of the ALS students were age, sex, and highest formal education attained by the students as well as the sex, highest educational attainment, and a number of specialized training attended by the teachers. A model was designed in order to predict the scientific literacy of the respondents. The study concluded that most of the respondents achieved low scientific literacy. Both student and teacher factors could influence the scientific literacy of the respondents. It is recommended that ALS facilitators and supervisors must be encouraged to adopt the designed model in order to predict scientific literacy and to help learners pass the ALS Accreditation and Equivalency Test.
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