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First privately composed textbooks introduced

Update: December, 18/2019 - 14:54

 

The book set is composed on the common philosophy of “bringing life into lessons – bringing lessons into life”. —VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng

HÀ NỘI — The first set of Grade 1 textbooks written by a private team of developers was introduced on Tuesday afternoon in Hà Nội.

The set named “Kite” is among five new sets of Grade 1 textbooks approved by Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) to be used from 2020 under the new general education curriculum, including eight books for mathematics, Vietnamese language, sciences, ethics, music, fine art, physical education and experimental activities.

It was co-published by Hà Nội National University of Education Publishing House, HCM City University of Education Publishing House and Việt Nam Educational Equipment and Publication Investment Company.

Six of eight developers are also editors of the new general education curriculum which was approved in 2018 and will be implemented from the 2020-21 school year.

Nguyễn Bá Cường, director of HCM City University of Education Publishing House, said the introduction of these books had initiated a competition among developers in terms of both content and visual design.

This is the only set having all books approved by the national appraisal board which is built on the philosophy of “bringing life into lessons – bringing lessons into life”.

Việt Nam has had textbooks composed centrally by MoET and uniformly supplied to all students regardless of their backgrounds at an economic cost for years.

In June 2016, the National Assembly passed the amended Law on Education with a new “one curriculum, multiple textbooks” policy. — VNS

 

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