International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017)

Am i my brother’s keeper? buddy approach in improving students’ attendance


Ariel E San Jose, Arlo R Mortos

The aim of this qualitative-phenomenological research was to determine the influence of ‘buddy approach’ in improving the classroom attendance of the students. It also wanted to identify the benefits and inconveniences brought by the approach. Suggestions of the students were also sought. Focus Group Discussion was used to obtain pertinent information from the participants. Also considered were the attendance records of other lecturers. It was conducted among 22 paired participants in General Foundation Program. Results revealed the ‘buddy approach’ generally improved students’ attendance; however, accommodation’s distance, waking up late, school bus service, traffic, and lack of motivation were indicators of absences in class. Interestingly, the ‘buddy system’ promoted cooperation, sharing, bonding and friendship beyond classroom setting but typically it created hassle for the few participants. Implementation of the approach to the entire college and addition of members were recommended.
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Ariel E San Jose, Arlo R Mortos. Am i my brother’s keeper? buddy approach in improving students’ attendance. International Journal of English Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 46-51
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