Solo Parents’ Involvement in the Literacy Instruction of their Children in Modular Distance Learning: Challenges and Opportunities
The world has been struck by an invisible enemy—the COVID-19. In effect, this has changed our lives radically without ever revealing itself directly. Moreover, the COVID-19 is a deadly pandemic that has affected every aspect of life, including education. Hence, thousands of school closures are implemented over the world. To this effect, the pandemic has definitely disrupted all lives, especially the lives of the students and their parents, in various ways. This qualitative study utilized the phenomenological case study approach, and the gathered data were analyzed to discover the themes and make the essence of parental involvement within the complexities of the changed situations. The study discovered themes on challenges such as (1) time constraints, (2) insufficient and limited knowledge, and (3) tough tasks. On the part of opportunities, the following themes were discovered: (1) bonding activity, (2) learning experience, and (3) strategic learning. From the themes that emerged, the following recommendations are offered to the Department of Education and its Schools. They may launch programs to address most specifically the challenges and problems mentioned above to ensure that quality education is provided even in the pandemic. Moreover, the Department of Education and its Schools may provide supplementary materials such as video or audio recordings of each and every module to further help the students learn the lessons on the module.