SENATOR: STRENGTHENING TEACHER EDUCATION KEY TO BETTER EDUCATION SYSTEM
SENATOR Sherwin Gatchalian on Monday stressed that strengthening teacher education is one of the solutions to enhancing the education system.
During the Senate’s deliberation on the proposed 2022 budget of the Department of Education, Gatchalian said the Teacher Education Excellence bill has been approved on third reading.
The measure aims to strengthen teacher education, he said.
“So in a nutshell, if the bill will be ratified and signed into law, that’s one of the solutions to strengthen our education system,” the chairman of the Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture said.
The measure seeks to make the Teacher Education Council a responsive coordinating body for the Commission on Higher Education, the Professional Regulation Commission, and the Department of Education, the main government entities involved in teacher education.
It will realign pre-service and in-service education to improve the quality of teachers, and in turn improve the quality of education provided in elementary and secondary classrooms.