In a collaborative effort driven by REX Book Store and Miriam College, the country’s first comprehensive publication house called “The Teachers’ Press,” has been officially established last September 30.
The Teachers’ Press aims to elevate the landscape of Philippine education from both aspects of traditional and modern-day training. Out of 74 national centers of education excellence, 10 were chosen to be part of the early phases of the project.
University of the Philippines-Diliman, Normal University’s National Center for Teacher Education, and Miriam College were some of the selected participants for the initiative.
According to Miriam College’s Dr. Edizon Fermin, the partnership also intends to include various organizations like the Philippine Association for Teachers and Educators.
“The Teachers’ Press is made by teachers for teachers. That alone is a revolutionary approach to how we see pedagogical, craft and procedural knowledge about teaching being brought out in the open. Here you see teachers collaborating with each other to identify the best practices that happen in the field, said Dr. Fermin.
He also noted that the newly-founded organization is the brainchild of methods from previous years.
“So, what you consume in The Teachers’ Press are actually outcomes of outstanding practices in teaching and learning, and what better way to teach outcomes-based education than by consuming exactly what those outcomes are like from the vantage point of the very persons who manage the teaching and learning process,” added Dr. Fermin.