Policy for enhanced Teacher Induction Program developed
The National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) and the Teacher Education Council (TEC) Secretariat, in collaboration with RCTQ, are finalizing the Department of Education (DepEd) policy that will operationalize the enhanced Teacher Induction Program (TIP).
A two-day finalization workshop was held on 6-7 September 2021 by NEAP, TEC Secretariat and RCTQ to enhance the TIP policy guidelines through consultation with field implementers. The workshop was attended by several DepEd offices and human resource chiefs from various regions.
In his welcome message, NEAP Director John Siena acknowledged RCTQ for supporting the development of the TIP”.
“RCTQ has been actively involved from the getgo and has been leading a lot of processes that we’re doing for the TIP particularly the modules,” Mr Siena said.
Director Siena said the TIP is “one of our critical initiatives designed for our new teachers as part of the continuum of the professional development of teachers.”
“This is critical because according to research, the induction of teachers and their teaching experience for the first three to five years are what define teacher identity. Teacher training that happens after five years may have a minimal effect compared to the first five years,” Director Siena said. “This is where the motivation to stay as a teacher is developed.”
Dir. Siena also thanked the TEC Secretariat led by Executive Director Dr. Runvi Manguerra for “laying the groundwork for the current TIP.” Dr. Manguerra presented the history of the TIP during the opening of the two-day event.
RCTQ Director Dr. Gina Gonong, in her virtual message, said that when successfully implemented, the TIP—which she described as a very important professional development support for beginning teachers—”can help new teachers in DepEd transition into their new roles, apply theories in practice, demonstrate good or quality teaching based on the professional teacher standards, and can help them progress in their careers.”
“To be successful, a well designed program is essential but not sufficient. There needs to be highly sufficient teachers to mentor, to guide, to give advice to, or help beginning teachers problem-solve. It has also been acknowledged that the better prepared teachers are, the longer they are likely to stay in the teaching profession,” Dr. Gonong added.
Since 2020, RCTQ has assisted NEAP and the Teacher Education Council (TEC) in developing induction courses for newly-hired teachers as part of the features of the enhanced TIP.
DepEd is expected to issue a policy order for the implementation of the TIP. It will be one of the program offerings of the transformed NEAP after being transferred from the TEC Secretariat in order to consolidate all DepEd’s professional development programs under the Academy.
DepEd Order No. 11, s. 2019, signed by Sec. Leonor Magtolis Briones, provided guidelines for the implementation of NEAP transformation where RCTQ was identified as a partner in providing technical assistance.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=3182NewsTeacher Induction Program