RCTQ was established as a result of the partnership between the SiMERR National Research Center at the University of New England (UNE) in Australia and the Philippine Normal University (PNU), the National Center for Teacher Education.
The Education chief also extended her gratitude to the RCTQ for its active involvement and advice on DepEds plan to transform the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP).
Finally, she congratulated the RCTQ and its partners for their efforts to improve teacher quality in the Philippines.
Briones also enjoined the RCTQ
to look into the motivation of today's teaching force: 'This is a very interesting area of research because motivation propels the quality of work, your attitude towards your students, and so on and so forth.'
RCTQ's proposed action entails a 'system' approach to education reform which includes:
Developing a new preservice curriculum that is 'outcome-based, compliant with the K-12 curriculum and linked to teacher standards.' Most teacher-education institutions are not preparing pre-service teachers to meet the minimum quality standard for a beginning teacher, according to RCTQ.
TEC also spearheaded the PPST National Roll-Out, as well as the Teacher Induction Program (TIP) National Orientation of Trainers in three clusters Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, which was participated by DepEd Directors, Schools Division Superintendents, chiefs, district supervisors, principals, education program specialists, master teachers, and RCTQ