RCTQ participates in international mother tongue confab
The virtual conference is organized by education stakeholders in the Philippines led by 170+ Talaytayan MLE Inc. in commemoration of the International Mother Language Day on 21 February 2021. It aims to “tackle the challenges in the implementation of inclusive language education policy, and examines the roles that institutions and stakeholders play in innovating and insulating solutions to ensure sustainable program implementation.”
SiMERR National Research Centre Director and RCTQ Co-Director Professor John Pegg served as one of the two keynote speakers during the 2nd plenary session on Day 1 of the conference on February 21 with the topic ‘Teacher and School Leader Quality in the Philippines: Moving Forward’. The other keynote speaker was Mr. Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris (Watch Prof. Pegg’s talk below).
RCTQ Senior Program Managers Dr. Levi Elipane and Dr. Allen Espinosa served as session speakers on February 27 with the topic ‘Teacher and Education Quality Studies’.
Dr. Elipane talked about the processes undertaken in the RCTQ-supported development and validation of the design framework and course materials for the enhanced Teacher Induction Program (TIP) of the Department of Education. Dr. Espinosa, on the other hand, discussed the embedding of the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) in the DepEd systems through the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS).
The ongoing conference provides a platform for scholars, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, local government leaders, inclusive education advocates and students to establish and expand their network in forging a sharper, more focused and calibrated response to challenges facing the education sector in particular and the society in general in a pandemic and in transitioning to a post-COVID-19 learning environment.
The month-long festival runs from 21 February until 21 March 2021 and banners the theme ‘Multilingual Education in the Pandemic and in Transition: Mapping the Course for Language Development and Governance’.
More conference information can be obtained at https://170multilingualphilippines.org.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=2353NewsInclusive Education