The first set of Grade 1 textbooks written by a private team of developers was introduced on Tuesday afternoon in Hanoi.
|The book set is composed on the common philosophy of “bringing life into lessons – bringing lessons into life”. —VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tung|
The set named “Kite” is among five new sets of Grade 1 textbooks approved by Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) to be used from 2020 under the new general education curriculum, including eight books for mathematics, Vietnamese language, sciences, ethics, music, fine art, physical education and experimental activities.
It was co-published by Hanoi National University of Education Publishing House, HCM City University of Education Publishing House and Vietnam Educational Equipment and Publication Investment Company.
Six of eight developers are also editors of the new general education curriculum which was approved in 2018 and will be implemented from the 2020-21 school year.
Nguyen Ba Cuong, director of HCM City University of Education Publishing House, said the introduction of these books had initiated a competition among developers in terms of both content and visual design.
This is the only set having all books approved by the national appraisal board which is built on the philosophy of “bringing life into lessons – bringing lessons into life”.
Vietnam has had textbooks composed centrally by MoET and uniformly supplied to all students regardless of their backgrounds at an economic cost for years.
In June 2016, the National Assembly passed the amended Law on Education with a new “one curriculum, multiple textbooks” policy. — VNS
The Ministry of Education and Training has published 32 textbooks for first graders under the new general education curriculum issued in 2018. These textbooks will be used from the 2020 -2021 school year.