Journal of Advances in Humanities and Social Sciences
Journal ISSN: 2414-3111
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Received: 29 May 2014
Accepted: 18 July 2015
Published: 15 October 2015
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  • Gender equality in universities: The perceptions of future educators

Rovelina B. Jacolbia

Article first published online: 2015


This study aims at examining gender equality as a manifested issue in educational institutions. The Polytechnic University of the Philippines, the largest state university in the country in terms of student by, is taken as the case study. Descriptive statistics is taken as the research method, by which a survey is conducted to get the perceptions of future educators particularly among students currently pursuing the Bachelor in Business Teachers Education (BBTE) degree. A custom-made questionnaires is taken to gather data. The required data include the perceptions of BBTE students on academic practices related to gender equality in terms of learning materials, methods and strategies, subject matter and evaluation. The study reveals that in all these factors, respondents strongly agree that gender equality has been currently manifested. Besides, this research discovers no significant difference between the perceptions of male and female respondents on the equality issue. It is recommended for teachers to continue to be aware of gender equality within classes.