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Future you

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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 »

Study: Teachers rose to MTB-MLE challenge

We are writing to correct an impression readers may have gained from the article
“Language-in-education row: A ‘bibingka’ solution” (Front Page, 8/20/14).

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Playground of the mind

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In my first year of teaching at the University of the Philippines Diliman, some seasoned professors offered tips on how to torment my students. One dean said he would hire me if I promised to follow his pedagogical method—terrorism. I replied that I couldn’t terrorize my students even if I tried because of my cheerful disposition. Of course, I bit my tongue and didn’t explain further that I had a happy childhood.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Educating everyone

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The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of ensuring by December 2015 that every school-age child is actually in school.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Late bloomer

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My normal eight-hour workday involves writing with languages that I am sure the majority on the planet do not understand. Yes, I am a computer programmer, and I am proud of it. I code, but documenting customer requirements, design specifications and user manuals also come with the job. But at the end of the day, to take my mind off solving business and analytical problems, I resort to writing—sportswriting to be exact.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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