Philippines: DepEd to ensure full implementation of inclusive literacy

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Date: 10 Sep Merlina Hernando-Malipot | Story Source: Manila Bulletin ~ Go to Original Article

Amid challenges, Education Secretary Leonor Briones assured that the Department of Education (DepEd) continues to strengthen its efforts to ensure the full implementation of inclusive literacy.

Briones, during the 2018 National Literacy Conference and Awards (NLCA) held in Baguio City recently, recognized that “literacy has gone beyond being able to just read and write.” She also reported the latest efforts of the Department in boosting inclusive literacy such as integrating information and communication technology (ICT) in the school system; enhancing ICT literacy of learners, teachers, and school heads; and augmenting computer requirements in public schools and laptop units for mobile teachers.

“We include new developments like inclusive literacy in ICT,” Briones said. “This is…