Gender-Based Discriminatory Practices in Terms of Job Hiring and Work Assignments Among DepEd Women Employees of Northern Mindanao (74081)

Session Information: Gender in Education
Session Chair: Hayoung Shin

Friday, 24 November 2023 09:25
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study aimed to determine the discriminatory practices encountered by public school female teachers during job hiring and work assignments in Northern Mindanao, Philippines. It sought to answer the following questions: what is the gender discriminatory practices experienced by female teachers during job hiring and work assignment? what are the areas that need to be improved to enhance job hiring and work assignment practices?
The research design was descriptive in nature and utilized both quantitative (survey) and qualitative (FGD) approaches. The respondents of this research were the 262 public school female teachers of Northern Mindanao which comprises of the 14 Divisions.
From the data gathered, it was found that female teachers did not experience any discrimination during the job hiring process. They strongly agree that the Institution they were applying is gender inclusive. With regards to work assignment, the respondents noted that their institution ensures there was no favoritism in assigning of workload. However, it appears that there was gender-exclusive practices observed by the respondents during the focus group discussion, such as the following: female teachers were given advisory classes, additional workload like coaching responsibilities for specific school activities while male teachers were preferred to be assigned in hinterlands; given heavy physical work; mostly assigned as property custodian or practical arts teacher; and vacant positions that required skills (e.g., carpentry).

Ciedelle Grageda, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines
Lowell Lucero, Minadao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines
Faye Fajardo, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Ciedelle Grageda is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology in Philippines

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00