HomePsychology and Education: A Multidisciplinary Journalvol. 7 no. 3 (2023)

The Lived Experiences and Challenges Faced by Indigenous High School Students Amidst the New Normal of Education

Nina Bettina Buenaflor | Jocelyn Adiaton | Galilee Jordan Ancheta | Jericho Balading | Aileen Kaye Bravo | Jhoselle Tus

Discipline: Education



Indigenous people (IP) have faced multiple difficulties in education. Indigenous students often do worse academically than non-indigenous student peers. These stated the low enrollment rates showed a dropout rate, absenteeism, repetition rates, literacy rate, and thus the educational outcomes, with retention and completion being two significant issues. Further, this study explores the lived experiences and challenges faced by indigenous high school students amidst the new normal education. Employing the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, the findings of this study were: (1) The reason why IP learners were not satisfied with their performance is that they cannot understand some of the lessons due to the language barrier. (2) IP learners are committed to finishing their studies, however, some of the students lack resources for studying, like gadgets for researching, and they do not have cell phones. And the other students may have gadgets or cellphones, but their internet connection is low or not accessible in some places at their location.


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