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Teachers to train on new curriculum

Update: July, 01/2016 - 11:39
More than 600,000 teachers and principals nationwide will train on the new curriculum and pedagogical approaches to help adapt teaching practices to the needs of every student and to improve teaching quality. — Photo nld.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — More than 600,000 teachers and principals nationwide will train on the new curriculum and pedagogical approaches to help adapt teaching practices to the needs of every student and to improve teaching quality.

This is the key target of the programme to enhance teacher education in Việt Nam approved by the World Bank yesterday.

The programme is worth US$95 million. It will benefit more than 600,000 general education teachers and principals, which accounts for nearly 80 per cent of their total number in the country.

Teachers and principals will receive customised and just-in-time training and support via enhanced school-based training and an internet-based distance learning and support network. They will access a learning management system which facilitates distance learning and serves as a portal to a large resource library and a social media platform for teachers and principals.

The programme will also support the establishment of a training assessment system to help adapt services to teachers’ needs.

About 28,000 teachers will be choosen to become key teachers and principal advisors. They will work at schools to support and train school staff. Ethnic minority and female teachers and principals will be given priority for these positions.

The programme will select a number of leading teachers at certain schools to conduct research on teachers’ needs and to implement professional development measures.

“Việt Nam has achieved universal primary education, created better learning conditions in schools, and made considerable progress in expanding the education network,” said Achim Fock, Acting Country Director for the World Bank in Việt Nam.

“The country is now positioning its education system to provide the population with skills and competencies needed for greater value in tomorrow’s economy. With this programme, we are proud to support Việt Nam with addressing this next frontier of education development.”

The programme is financed by the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s concessional lending source for low-income countries. — VNS

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