HCM City’s e-textbook program controversial

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HCM City’s e-textbook program controversial

VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City Education and Training Department is considering implementing an e-textbook project, under which first, second and third graders in the city would learn with e-textbooks instead of actual books. However, the project remains controversial.

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Vietnam metropolis’ $200mn project on e-textbooks raises feasibility concerns

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Vietnam metropolis’ $200mn project on e-textbooks raises feasibility concerns

A project piloting new teaching methods with e-textbooks in elementary schools in Ho Chi Minh City has raised concerns among educators regarding its feasibility.

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Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books

E-books would replace printed textbooks in the first to third grades in HCM City for the upcoming schools year under a new proposal, the vice chairman of the city People's Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan has said.

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HCMC wants textbooks for its own use

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

HCMC wants textbooks for its own use

VietNamNet Bridge – To align training with the orientation of self-chosen education, a new set of textbooks for high-school students in HCMC has to be compiled and applied in the near future, said the director of the municipal Department of Education and Training.

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City schools to use smart cards for tuition

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

In the coming school year (2014-2015), 150 schools in HCM City will collect their fees through bank transfers instead of cash, a senior official said yesterday.

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China brainwashes students with false textbook content regarding East Vietnam Sea sovereignty

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China brainwashes students with false textbook content regarding East Vietnam Sea sovereignty

The Chinese government has incorporated false and unreasonable content into school textbooks in order to propagandize their groundless sovereignty over the East Vietnam Sea.

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Child prodigies suffer as neighbours, classmates taunt and tease them

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Child prodigies suffer as neighbours, classmates taunt and tease them

VietNamNet Bridge – They are called “child prodigies” but they are uncomfortable with the designation and just want to be known as normal students.

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HCMC collects over 10,000 used textbooks for poor students

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Thousands of students in the city have sentimetally supported a program helping other poor students with over 10,000 used textbooks.

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JICA provides human resources funding for it sector

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has funded 60 million yen (over US$589,000) to help Ha Noi develop its human resources in the information technology sector during the period 2014–16.

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Education ministry continues program to gift used textbooks to poor students

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Education and Training has instructed its affiliated departments to continue a program to give old textbooks for free to poor students in disadvantaged areas.

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Historians say educators are to blame for students’ indifference to history

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Historians say educators are to blame for students’ indifference to history

VietNamNet Bridge – Students’ antipathy towards history has, to some extent, important significance, says well-known historian Phan Huy Le. It should serve as a call for Vietnam to renovate the way it teaches history.

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PM tables discussion of textbook reform project

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to withdraw the draft project on textbook reform from the list of items to be discussed at the upcoming general session of the National Assembly, following a suggestion by the Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan.

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Vietnam’s absurd textbook compilation process

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s absurd textbook compilation process

VietNamNet Bridge – Parents do not place high hopes in the Ministry of Education and Training’s (MOET) initiative on re-compiling textbooks. At least, that’s the case for parents who know how the textbook compilation process works.

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Vietnam minister explains controversial $1.6 billion education reform project

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Vietnam minister explains controversial $1.6 billion education reform project

Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training PhamVu Luan gave explanations on a curriculum and textbook reform project to be implemented between 2015 and 2020, which has recently been criticized for its huge expense estimate of VND34 trillion (US$1.6 billion), in a TV show titled “People Ask – Ministers Answer” on April 20.

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Students snub history subjects

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

A passion for learning history should be instilled among school students, Prof. Phan Huy Le, chairman of the Viet Nam History Science Association, tells the VietnamPlus online newspaper.

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