The first and second views are premised on the need to improve human resources

The first and second views are premised on the need

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The first and second views are premised on the need to improve human resources in order to prepare Filipino professionals for foreign competition here and abroad within a liberalized global market for services. The third perspective, on the other hand, prepares professionals as an investment in human capital as part of expanding the infrastructure of the economy. Such preparation will have the effect of making local professionals competitive here and abroad plus making the Philippines an attractive site for foreign investment because of the quality of professional services. In effect the country does not prepare its professionals merely to protect them from foreign competition but more so to build a strong human resource infrastructure. Maligaya (2007) conducted a study on co-curricular activities in Mathematics V and VI as complement to the Mathematics curricular program for improving achievement. Certainly, students gained experiences from participating in co- curricular activities. Hence, it was found out that in order to improve students’ performance in co-curricular activities, holding or conducting contests and competitions in Mathematics must be fully exercised. Furthermore, it was concluded that implementing co- curricular in Mathematics helps enhance students’ learning.
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The study recommended that school heads and teachers must help one another to equip their students learning in co- curricular activities and other related undertakings that will help improve their performance. Dinglasan (2007) found out the effectiveness of a variety of methodologies in teaching Mathematics in two Science High Schools in the Division of Lipa City. These methods include the inductive, deductive, discussion, discovery and integrated. In support to these findings, the use of printed and audio-visual materials was also effective, but that of community resources was only moderately effective. Corollary to these findings was the very satisfactory performance of the students as reflected in their quizzes, recitation, assignment, periodical test and projects. Hence, a highly significant relationship was revealed between the effectiveness of teaching methodologies and the students’ academic performance reflected in their grades. The same study concluded that the use of teaching methods is complemented by that of instructional materials, but also dependent on the nature of the learners, the teacher’s personal and professional qualities and the classroom climate. The study of Famatigan (2009) revealed a highly significant relationship between the effectiveness of theory-based instructional strategies and its effects on the students’
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academic performance based on the increase in their grade point average, as reflected by computed multiple r value of 0.969, r square of 0.939, adjusted r square of 0.929, standard error of 0.901, all of which exceeded the critical r value of 0.834 at 0.01 level of significance, based on six degrees of freedom.
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