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In a landmark study for the McKinsey Center for Government, Mona Mourshed, Diana Farrel and Dominic Barton visualize three critical intersections in the transition from education to employment: when young people enroll in postsecondary education (whether academic or technical-vocational), when they build skills, and when they seek work.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Unifying higher education

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Yesterday, hundreds of university presidents sat and listened to Richard Gerver, an inspiring and electrifying speaker whose philosophy is founded on “communication, empowerment and impact” and that “great leadership is about serving the needs of the people that work for you and rely upon you.”

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Revisiting the 10-point Education Agenda (2)

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(Concluded from last week) The entire 10-point Education Agenda draws many lessons on sustainability and multisectoral engagement from several “seasons of reform” described in “When Reforms Don’t Transform,” the University of the Philippines’ Centennial Lecture on education jointly delivered in 2008 by Dina Ocampo, Cynthia Rose Bautista and Allan Bernardo. In it, the authors point out a tendency […]

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Revisiting the 10-point Education Agenda

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When he took the first steps in his journey to Malacañang, Benigno Aquino III presented himself to the electorate as the “education president.” His “Ten Things I Will Fix in Philippine Basic Education” campaign speech resonated so well that it is now known as the Department of Education’s “10-Point Basic Education Agenda.”

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Dual tech: balancing theory and practice

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To paraphrase a sports-drink ad that has gone viral, “hard work works” if you want to be good at what you do. Of course, you need to have strong fundamentals to begin with. It is rather depressing, therefore, to see that, after all the hard work in school, far too many young people spend far too much time looking for employment, only to be turned away by far too many employers.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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