MAESTRA Professional Journal For, By, and Of Teachers is conceptualized by a group of esteemed and visionary educators in 2018 pioneered by Dr. Carl E. Balita, the publisher. The journal aims to feature creative works, research studies, and life-changing stories of teachers in the Philippines and other nations in the ASEAN region including Hong Kong and the Middle East.
This is an international peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Dr. Carl E. Balita Review Center (CBRC), the leading test preparation brand with more than 100 branches locally and internationally including the ASEAN, Hong Kong, and the Middle East.
The maiden issue was published in December 2019 with the cover story “Reaching the Unreached” featuring the worth emulating initiatives and efforts of ALS Mobile Teacher, Mr. Windel V. Alvarez, a multi-awarded educator for being the CSC Dangal ng Bayan Awardee and the recent finalist for the GLOBAL PRIZE. The 1st Quarter Issue in 2020, a special feature about DepEd Sec. Leonor M. Briones focusing on “Education Vision Amidst Disruptions,” is already available.
The “Maestra” Professional Journal has the following objectives:
- Uphold the ethics of journalism;
- Publish creative works and life-changing stories;
- Promote professional and social consciousness among students, educators, and the Filipino people in general through research;
- Extend services and assistance, upon request, to higher education institutions and/or other publications; and
- Promote understanding, cooperation, and work closely with organizations and individuals of similar objectives.
The maiden publication issued in December 2019 is consists of articles in building a culture of research among educators, perspective on transformative education, and features on school leadership and governance including development communication. While the various relevant research studies explore topics like improvements in teaching the Language and the Arts, facilitating community development through education linkages, encouraging lifelong learning through contextualized experience, and enhancing teacher development and promoting viable teaching training programs. Finally, the journal pays tribute to the outstanding teachers worth emulating for fulfilling their ordinary daily tasks and functions in an extraordinary way.
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