A stampede at an Elementary School by parents trying to enroll their kids? Tougher exams for young children? How much is too much? How young is too young? Who does it really benefit? Are children learning for the love of knowledge or for the ambitions of their parents? Tuoi Tre News recently reported on a children's honors test and a school stampede, leading me to wonder is this all worth it? I believe the pressures of an Asian style education are in many ways an invitation to educational disaster, discouraging children even further from individual creativity and emotional growth and strength. And Vietnam could pay a heavy price in the coming generation if young children are pushed too early to 'achieve' at the cost of the inspiration they could offer their nation. The desire to leave their children a greater future after the parents are gone is universal. It's also true world-wide that parents push their kids to study harder and longer than they did, achieve more and so rise in … [Read more...] about Kids Education: contest or learning?
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(VEN) - With a source of young skilled workforce and human resources, Vietnam has a good opportunity to innovate, develop and integrate into the global university education through innovative efforts and cooperation and coordination in higher education and training operations, especially in high-tech specialties. In the past few years, Vietnam's university education system has been developing very rapidly. In the 2001-2011 period, the number of university students increased steadily by nine percent. On average, eight universities and 12 junior colleges were established every year. The ratio of students on 10,000 people increased from 162 in 2001 to 251 in 2011. During the period, especially since 2005 Vietnam's university education carried out many reforms such as implementation of new teaching programs and international cooperation programs and application of the credit training. Many support policies to boost university education programs were also implemented. For example, the … [Read more...] about Integration opportunity for Vietnam’s university education
Over the past two years, the I.T circle in Dong Nai province is not unaware of "Electric Office" system manufactured by the provincial Department of Science and Technology. It has been piloted in the Department to manage its administration and achieved initial results, especially the success of digital signature - a software used for creating digital signature - and USK (stands for USB Security Key) - a portable and smart device. This system, which is highly valuated in many science conferences of central agencies, ministries and sectors, is nominated to compete in ADOC Award (an official award of APEC Digital Opportunity Center) and recently win gold medal at Vietnam Techmart 2005 (Technology Fair). The inspiration to manufacture USK Mr. Pham Van Sang, director of Department of Science and Technology of Dong Nai province and project leader, unveiled that from the very first step to conduct the research and to pilot the e-office system, the Department only set the three … [Read more...] about Digital signature and USK (USB Security Key) manufactured by Department of Science and Technology of Dong Nai province.
On August 12, 2008 morning, Dong Nai DOET (Department of Education and Training) organized a conference to sum up the 2007-2008 academic year and propose the duties for the coming school year. The conference was attended by Do Quoc Anh - Director General of Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) Representative Office in HCMC, Huynh Thi Nga - Vice Chairperson of the Provincial People's Committee and Nguyen Thi Kim Lien, Chairperson of the Fatherland Front Committee. Commitment signed to make good the student-quit-school situation between leaders of the units … [Read more...] about Education sector summed up the 2007-2008 academic year and put forward duties for the 2008-2009 school year
Scandal-ridden sector has well-to-do parents opting to send kids abroad for higher studies Anxiety and tension loomed large on millions of faces in Vietnam as hundreds of thousands of students sat for the university entrance examinations this week. … [Read more...] about Inept education system impels brain drain