New enrolment scheme raises concerns about virtual students

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New enrolment scheme raises concerns about virtual students

VietNamNet Bridge – With the new regulation that allows students to register to study at up to nine schools, educators fear the number of virtual learners will be very high.

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Asian scholars discuss English teaching in HCMC

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Asian scholars discuss English teaching in HCMC

Fifty-five local and foreign educators attended a conference in Ho Chi Minh City last weekend to exchange experiences in teaching English language.

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MOET wants to compile revised textbooks in new VND800 billion program

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MOET wants to compile revised textbooks in new VND800 billion program

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) is seeking the National Assembly’s approval to revise school textbooks, estimated to cost VND800 billion. While the ministry wants to be one of the compilers of the textbooks, many educators say the task should be done by experienced teachers.

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Why are more students suffering stress and depression?

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Why are more students suffering stress and depression?

VietNamNet Bridge – Educators and medical workers are alarmed about the increasingly high proportion of students suffering stress and depression, saying that the problem is due to parental pressure and excessive homework.

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Criteria for foreign-language test exemption unclear, students say

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Criteria for foreign-language test exemption unclear, students say

VietNamNet Bridge – The new regulation exempting students from foreign-language exams for university admission will be difficult to implement as it is too vague, students and educators believe.

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Parents, educators argue about value of sex-education lessons

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Parents, educators argue about value of sex-education lessons

VietNamNet Bridge – While parents and educators both agree that it is necessary to teach sex education in primary school, they cannot agree on the way to do it.

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Universities reluctant to use new managerial autonomy

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Universities reluctant to use new managerial autonomy

VietNamNet Bridge – Educators in the past complained about their lack of freedom in making important decisions about school operations, and were later granted more autonomy by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET). But some of them are now reluctant to use it.

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School principals reluctant to make IT a compulsory subject

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School principals reluctant to make IT a compulsory subject

VietNamNet Bridge – Educators have suggested that informatics be added to the list of compulsory subjects at schools but principals are opposed to the idea.

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Parents, educators question MOET’s reform initiatives

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Parents, educators question MOET’s reform initiatives

VietNamNet Bridge – New policies and reform programs developed by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) have caused controversy, including a recent decision to combine the annual national high school exam and university entrance exam.

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Educators discuss value of non-profit university education

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Educators discuss value of non-profit university education

VietNamNet Bridge – A new concept of education in Vietnam has been initiated: non-profit education. The debate has caused quite a furor among educators and analysts.

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School year begins with 22 million

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School year begins with 22 million

More than 22 million students started their school year across Vietnam on September 5.

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Ph.D who failed civil-service exam an excellent teacher

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Ph.D who failed civil-service exam an excellent teacher

VietNamNet Bridge – Dang Minh Tuan, a teacher with a good reputation who works at the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, has become unwillingly famous for failing a civil service exam.

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Parents slam proposal to use tablets in schools

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Parents slam proposal to use tablets in schools

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Scholarships give poor students chance to learn

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Scholarships give poor students chance to learn

A 10-year-old scheme to reduce the number of poor students dropping out before graduation has worked so effectively in the central region and it is likely to be expanded to other provinces.

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Two provincial educators in Vietnam dismissed for shaking down test takers

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Two provincial educators in Vietnam dismissed for shaking down test takers

Two senior officials of a center for continuing education in northern Vietnam have been dismissed for accepting a total of VND 1 billion (US$50,000) in bribes from 40 test-takers - some of whom they failed.

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