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‘Diploma Not Enough’: Experts Affirm Lifelong Learning Skills More Crucial

This quarter’s Development Research News (DRN) looks at the key issues in the Philippine education sector and how to address them. Its banner article highlights the need to focus on lifelong learning to achieve quality education outcomes and address the learning crisis in the country. Another article urges the government to invest more in education and training to improve the quality of education. The succeeding articles discuss the progress and challenges in early childhood care and development, basic education, secondary education, higher education, and technical and vocational education and training. This DRN issue also features articles on strategies to tackle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector, including sustaining public spending on education and leveraging available low-cost technology. Completing this issue is an infographic story on the learning gaps in basic education.


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