The Philippine Normal University, being one of the Council Members, took the lead on the recently conducted Focus Group Discussion on January 14, 2020 held at DepEd RO II, RELC-NEAP in Tuguegarao City. Region II hosting the Cluster Luzon, marks the completion of the data gathering of the Research Study on the Development of the National Literacy Framework spearheaded by Dr. Heidi B. Macahilig.
Aimed to come up with invaluable data and insights from different sectors, the research team has been visiting different regions since the last quarter of 2019. Participants in the said activity included focal persons of literacy from various offices of DepEd, DILG, Private Companies from different industries, Academe, and NGO.
The said research study seeks to develop a national overarching framework of literacy skills and competencies that will make every Filipino ready and equipped for 21st century living. The results of the research are expected to be also used in guide policies on curriculum development, instruction and teacher education, facilitators’ training in both formal and informal education systems, and literacy governance.