TWG for Teacher Quality meets to discuss ways to improve quality in basic education
In response to a directive from President Rodrigo Duterte, the Technical Working Group for Teacher Quality (TWG-TQ) led by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles met on 27 November 2019 at the Malacañang Palace to discuss ways in improving teacher quality in the country.
At the 43rd cabinet meeting on 6 November 2019, Pres. Duterte directed the Office of the Cabinet Secretary (OCS), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to organize a “national effort for quality basic education” and conduct interagency discussions towards this end.
The contents of the TWG-TQ Report titled Making Quality Practice Common Practice: Enhancing Teacher and School Leader Quality in the Philippines, which were used as springboard for the discussions, were discussed to the group by RCTQ Director Dr. Gina Gonong.
Presented and discussed at the meeting were the three options to achieve inter-agency involvement for the improvement of teacher quality at all levels.
Present at the meeting were Sec. Nograles and the TWG members including Dr. Runvi Manguerra of the Teacher Education Council (TEC); Mr. Alfonso P. Francisco of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA); Dr. Cristina N. Manabat of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines (COCOPEA); and Dr. Gina Gonong, Dr. Ricardo Ma. Nolasco, and Atty. Magtanggol Gunigundo.
DepEd and CHED were represented by Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan and Commissioner Aldrin Darilag, respectively.
Also present were Undersecretary Jo Ann Burgos from the OCS, and Dr. Jennie Jocson from RCTQ who heads the Secretariat with Ms. Leona Teves from the Office of the Cabinet Secretary.
RCTQ and its partner, the SiMERR National Research Centre in Australia represented by its Director Dr. John Pegg, have been providing research and technical support to the TWG, and helped in the development of the TWG-TQ Report.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=913NewsTeacher Quality,TWG-TQ