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VietNamNet Bridge - HCMC has received approval from the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) for its plan to compile textbooks for use at general schools in the city. 

Educators pessimistic about ‘one curriculum, many textbooks’ program

VietNamNet Bridge - The government in 2015 approved a plan on reforming curricula and textbooks for general education, emphasizing a student-centered approach which aims to promote initiative, creativity and self-study.

‘One curriculum, many sets of textbooks’ program: will it occur?

The idea of ‘one curriculum, many sets of textbooks’, which was praised as encouraging creativity and renovation, is part of a draft curriculum for general education the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has opened for public opinion.

Vietnam must not adopt 100% foreign curricula: professor

If Vietnam wants to apply foreign curricula, it can import textbooks in natural sciences and technology. 

Students, parents confused about English study requirements at HCM schools

VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City parents and students are frustrated that the city’s education department has made many new decisions related to English teaching and learning. 

More foreign languages to be taught at schools

VietNamNet Bridge - Japanese, Korean, Russian, Chinese, French and German will be taught at general schools in Hanoi and HCMC before being applied on a large scale throughout the country.

National foreign language teaching program's effectiveness in doubt

VietNamNet Bridge - With disappointing results of the English test in the 2016 national high-school finals, experts have raised questions about the effects of the 2008-2020 national program on teaching foreign languages at general schools.

Changes in English books confuse primary school students, teachers

VietNamNet Bridge - The HCM City Education and Training Department has changed its mind again about the English textbooks to be used for primary school.

Outdated textbooks lack latest knowledge about technology

VietNamNet Bridge - The unreasonable curriculum and outdated textbooks have left students unknowledgeable about technology. 

Textbooks teach first graders to walk on glass

VietNamNet Bridge - The Education Publishing House has decided to remove the lesson on teaching students to walk on glass from the life skill textbook designed for first graders. However, the issue remains controversial.

“Thanh Giong” folk-hero story in textbook stirs debate

VietNamNet Bridge - Thanh Giong (Saint Giong), a well-known Vietnamese mythical folk hero, has become the subject of debate among parents and educators.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history

 The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.

MOET struggles for the right to compile textbooks

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) said it must be involved in compiling a set of textbooks for every grade, but the public does not support the idea.

MOET wants to compile revised textbooks in new VND800 billion program

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) is seeking the National Assembly’s approval to revise school textbooks, estimated to cost VND800 billion.

Hoang Sa archipelago to be taught in Da Nang schools

 The central city of Da Nang has stepped up the compilation of documents on its Hoang Sa (Paracel) island district for teaching in all local schools from the 2014-2015 academic year.

How much to renovate Vietnam’s education?

 VietNamNet Bridge – VND34 trillion:  a 34 followed by 12 zeroes. That’s the price tag ($1.6 billion in US dollars) that the Ministry of Education and Training puts on its program to renovate the school system’s textbooks.

Textbooks for general school students “forget” General Giap

 VietNamNet Bridge – It is quite a surprise that the stories about General Vo Nguyen Giap, the legendary general and national hero cannot be found in school textbooks.

Anti-State agitator gets sentence reduced

 The Appeal Court of the Supreme People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City on August 14 commuted the prison sentence for a defendant convicted of “conducting propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”

Textbooks account for 75 percent of books published in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – With about 300 million textbooks published annually, textbooks account for up to 75 percent of the total books published in Vietnam, according to the Publication Department.

NA deputies propose to add marine and island sovereignty into textbooks

Questioning the Minister of Education on March 22, many National Assembly deputies expressed their upset over errors in printing the national flags and maps on reference books.