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New training programme gives teachers more choice

Update: March, 25/2016 - 11:38
Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyễn Vinh Hiển yesterday asked educational department leaders in southern provinces to help rectors of schools to begin a new management policy as soon as possible.— Photo baohaiquan.vn

HCM CITY — Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyễn Vinh Hiển yesterday asked educational department leaders in southern provinces to help rectors of schools to begin a new management policy as soon as possible.

Speaking at a workshop held in HCM City, Hiển said that the new management would encourage more autonomy for teachers.

Teachers will be able to take more initiative in teaching, he said, adding that it was vital for the new training programme and textbooks to be used in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Phan Đoàn Thái, head of the Bình Thuận Province’s Department of Education and Training, said the existing training programme and textbooks overlap in content and do not promote self-learning.

According to lecturers at the HCM City School for Educational Management Staff, the existing textbooks contain far too much theory.

They recommended that the new training programme and textbooks provide experiential and creative activities for students.

The programme calls for many sets of textbooks from which teachers can choose.

The textbooks will be compiled based methodology of integration.

Hiển said that teachers and school managers should change their mindset first to keep pace with advanced methodologies, as well as new textbooks and programmes.

Phạm Ngọc Thanh, deputy head of HCM City Department of Education and Training, said that universities of education and schools for educational managers and leaders should update their curricula to adapt to the new textbooks and programme.

They should also work with the local educational department more closely to improve local teaching staff, Thanh said.

Phạm Văn Cường, head of Phú Yên Province Department of Education and Training, said that the implementation of new training programmes and textbooks would improve teachers’ professional capacity and upgrade facilities. But he noted that the education budget was insufficient. — VNS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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