Juan Moshe M. Duyan, Karen Razelle M. Duyan
The study assessed the students’ impulse on the use of indigenous peoples’ dialect as a medium of instruction in the study of Public Administration at Kalinga State University, Philippines. The respondents of the study were fourth year students taking Bachelor in Public Administration in Kalinga State University during the first semester of School year 2018-2019. A survey questionnaire adapted from Herman Ak Jandek (2013) was used with the introduction of minor revisions to fit the setting of the study. The study revealed that students agreed on the positive effect of the use of indigenous people’s dialect as a medium of instruction in terms of interest in the course, motivation in the learning process, development of self-esteem & efficacy and perceived academic performance. They also prefer the use of Indigenous Peoples’ Dialect as a medium of instruction. It has also been observed that the students believe that the use of indigenous languages as a medium of instruction is associated with a positive impact on the student’s future career. It is concluded that students prefer the use of Indigenous People’s Dialect as a medium of instruction and they agree that it will boost their interest in the study of Public Administration. The students feel that the use of Indigenous Peoples’ Dialect as a medium of instruction will serve as a solution to their low grades and poor classroom performance resulting from Language barrier.
Keywords: Education, indigenous people, medium of instruction, descriptive design, Philippines