Improved Quality of Teacher Education on Students Cited

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Improved Quality of Teacher Education on Students Cited


Byline: JOEL C. ATENCIO

The quality of students seeking admission to teacher education courses has improved, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Bro. Rolando Dizon, FSC, said at the opening the other day of a three-day 6th National Congress of the State Universities and Colleges Teachers' Education Association (SUCTEA) at the Philipppine Normal University(PNU) Audio Visual Theater in Ermita, Manila.

Dizon said "our happiness and fulfillment as educators come from the knowledge that we have made a difference in the lives of our students - that we have mentored them to discover themselves and for them to enhance their potentials in life."

The CHED chief said that the quality of students seeking admission to education courses has improved,"This is remarkable since the opportunity for colleges to select their students would eventually be realized. The problem is with the teachers who are actually teaching now. Some teachers are underqualified and have not met the level or degree of competency required in schools such as math teachers teaching higher mathematics which they aree not qualified to teach," Dizon said.

The CHED chief also urged the educators to develop the "new teacher" who is global in outlook, who continues to ask, explore, and learn; who challenges the norm, and yet possesses the ability to cut across the public and private "divide."

To achieve this, Dizon urgededucators to share resources, break barriers, get out of the traditional box, and explore new strategies. …

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