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The National Assembly Standing Committee on October 10 discussed a draft report summarizing voters’ opinions and proposals to the National Assembly fourth session.

Low-income workers differ because of high textbook prices

For well-off families, the prices of new textbooks are just equal to the prices of some glasses of bubble tea. However, for laborers, textbooks costs are a burden.

National Assembly says history must be compulsory school subject

The National Assembly’s Committee for Culture and Education has asked the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) to list history as a compulsory learning subject under the 2018 general education program.

New general education program: are textbooks’ lifespans too short?

Many parents say that under the “one curriculum, many textbooks” principle, the lifespan of textbooks will be too short, causing a waste of resources.

New general education program: 11 textbooks for one subject

In the 2022-2023 academic year, 10th graders will study fine arts with a set of 11 textbooks.

HCM City includes school textbooks on list of essential items for transport during social distancing

HCM City has created favorable conditions for the transport and supply of textbooks for the upcoming academic year 2021-22.

Textbooks proposed to include in groups of essential goods

The Ministry of Education and Training proposed localities to create favorable conditions for the transportation and supply of textbooks to schools and students to promptly prepare for the new school year 2021-2022.

Senior teacher makes three proposals to newly appointed Education Minister

Nguyen Quang Thi, MA, from Bao Loc High School, a senior teacher with many years of experience, has made three proposals related to textbook reform, foreign language teaching and teacher management.

Textbook changes – a test of education reform

Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha noted before the National Assembly that the content of Canh Dieu (Kite), the textbook for first graders, is “not appropriate".

Provinces to have right to select learning material in schools

Nguyen Xuan Thanh, director of the Renewal of General Education Project under the Ministry of Education and Training, speaks about giving provinces the option of deciding which textbooks they use in schools.

VN book appraisal council should be restructured

The fate of textbooks for general education programs depends on the sense of justice and qualification of the members of the book appraisal council.

Enough textbooks for new school curriculum, assures education ministry

Since last year the Vietnam Education Publishing House has been researching and compiling the textbooks and has even published some first grade textbooks to trial them, an act that has come in for some criticism in the media.

Textbooks and national exam on NA agenda

The 14th National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday weighed in on the amended draft Law on Education during its seventh session. Textbooks and national exam were the topic of a heated debate.

HCMC wants to compile textbooks for general education

VietNamNet Bridge - HCMC’s leaders have asked for a special education policy under which educators will compile sets of textbooks to be used by city students.

VNEN documents to be developed into official textbooks

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has decided to develop teaching kits under VNEN – the new teaching model for Vietnam – into one of the sets of textbooks to be used for general education reform, commencing from 2018.

Experts warn against textbooks compiled locally

VietNamNet Bridge - Teachers and students in localities may have to accept textbooks compiled by local education departments.

Parents question frequent changes of English textbooks

Students in HCM City this year began using English textbooks based on Oxford Publishing Houses’ Family and Friends series, compiled by the HCM City Education and Training Department and published by the Education Publishing House.

HCM City’s education dept compiles textbooks for students

VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City’s students will follow the lessons in textbooks to be published by the HCM City education and training department, instead of those compiled by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) for all schools in Vietnam.

Are HCM City’s textbooks better than MOET’s?

The textbooks compiled by the HCM City Education and Training Department are more favored by HCM City students than ones by the Ministry of Education and Training, because the former is considered more practical and the latter too academic.

Curriculum changes take time

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam News spoke to Deputy Education Minister Nguyen Vinh Hien and two US advisors collaborating with the World Bank and the Ministry of Education and Training on textbook reform.