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Cecille Estrelloso; Angelica Cuyno; Jaicha Gimoros; Reynaldo B. Inocian.
This study unveiledtheimages and worldviews of the Sugbuanon countrywomen and their expectations for a gender sensitive society by describing their images; their global perspectives; their expectations for a gender sensitive society; their success stories; and developing a gender sensitized teaching model that can be used in the instructional process. A descriptive qualitative method was used with Focus Group Discussions (FGD?s). The data were recorded and transcribed, and were analyzed using narrative and thematic analyses. Bracketing was used to separate personal biases on key informants? narratives. Ethics protocol was observed to protect the confidentiality and anonymity of the key informants. The countrywomen?s images, worldviews, expectations and success stories confirmed the convention of the society?s social approval and norms. Twelve themes from key informants? narratives hinged Sandra Bem?s Gender-typing Theory. The LABADA teaching model was crafted as a reminder of the cultural role of women in the society. Women in the 21st century started to transcend to a more gender sensitized society, with respect to the equality of rights and equitability of resources.