Hoang Truong Giang, vice head of the HCM City University of Pedagogy’s Primary Education Faculty, said the training cooperative programmes between universities and schools were offered to graduates of teacher-training colleges or those who had graduated from other universities.
|First-grade students in their class at Truong Quyen Primary School in HCM City’s District 3 |
Speaking at the workshop held yesterday, Giang said the training programmes helped existing teachers improve their professional knowledge and skills and meet the Ministry of Education and Training’s requirements.
They are also offered in some provinces without universities or colleges, which has helped provide more primary-school teachers in those areas.
Giang’s university faculty has been co-operating with many educational institutes, not only in the city but also in other provinces, including Dak Lak, Binh Thuan, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Soc Trang, Ben Tre and Hau Giang.
Truong Thi Lieu, principal at Ly Chinh Thang Primary School No.2 in Hoc Mon District, who attended the HCM City University of Pedagogy’s primary teacher-training cooperation programme, said she had learned new teaching methods that had improved her teaching effectiveness.
Some of the teachers who attended the training programmes won awards in the city’s good-teacher competitions, including the Vo Truong Toaan Award, Lieu said.
Lieu said many of her teachers had benefited from the training programmes.
Currently, her school has the highest number of teachers (15 of 21 teachers at her school) at a district level that have been named a good teacher by district education offices.
In addition, the school’s reputation has improved, and parents in the district trust the school more than before, according to Lieu.
She said she hoped that more programmes would be offered to primary-school teachers who want to increase their teaching effectiveness.
Dr Nguyen Thi Lien Tam, vice rector of Binh Thuan Community College, said the teachers had also learned about using IT. The Ministry of Education and Training has encouraged teachers to use computers to make classroom study more interesting.
In recent years, the HCM City University of Pedagogy as well as many other universities, including Ha Noi University of Pedagogy, has offered such training programmes.