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The simple teacher of Professor Ngo Bao Chau

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Vietnam’s education ministry, UN mark Teacher Days

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 6:42 am

Teacher shortages likely to scupper new English classes

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:23 am

The national plan to require at least 20 percent of third graders to study English is feasible in some areas, but mandating a higher percentage in later years will be difficult to achieve, administrators said.

The national plan to require at least 20 percent of third graders to study English is feasible in some areas because of lacking English-language teachers. (Photo: Mai Hai/SGGP)

According to the Ministry of Education and Training, the plan will be implemented this upcoming school year, and in the 2015-16 academic year, the ratio will grow to 70 percent, and in 2018-19, to 100 percent of all third graders.

Third graders will be required to take four English sessions per week.

Le Ngoc Diep, head of the HCM City Department of Education and Training’s Primary Education Office, said the city could reach the rate of 20 percent of third graders in the 2010-11 school year.

Howeve, achieving a 70 percent rate in 2015-2016 and 100 percent in 2018-19 will be unrealistic because there will be not enough English-language teachers.

Le Minh Hoang, head of the Department of Education and Training in Dong Nai Province , said that primary schools there face a shortage of English teachers and will find it difficult to fill posts.

Province authorities said that this year they will allow the department to transfer English teachers who work at secondary schools to primary schools. But this would solve the shortage in the province’s central areas only.

Tran Trong Khiem, head of the Department of Education and Training in Can Tho City, said many English teachers had quit their posts for a variety of reasons, including low salaries.

Diep said schools faced other problems, including finding more classrooms and space for the new compulsory English sessions. The maximum number of students in each class is 35.

Source: SGGP

Educators slam new teacher poll

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Educators slam new teacher poll

QĐND – Monday, May 03, 2010, 20:46 (GMT+7)

A ministry plan to select the most popular teacher in each province as an example to others has been criticised as inappropriate by teachers and students.

The Ministry of Education and Training began the campaign to find the teachers most liked by students as a reward and an example to other teachers.

It has ordered that a panel be set up in each school to select the most popular teacher and send the profile to provincial councils for selection of a provincial winner.

The planned May ceremony to grant awards to these teachers has been postponed until November.

Former HCM City’s Universityof Pedagogy Literature Faculty head Tran Huu Ta said the ministry should focus on improving the lot of all teachers rather than organising such a poll.

“What is of most importance to teachers is the respect that students give them, not a title,” he said.

The ministry should improve the teachers’ salaries, he added.

“How could teachers be happy when they only receive a bonus of VND50,000 (US$2.60) for Tet holidays?”

Ta said there were already too many titles for teachers, such as excellent employees, people’s teachers, meritorious teachers and so on. A new title would make a mockery of them.

HCM City’s Nguyen Thuong Hien Secondary School principal Ho Cam Thanh said such a random popularity poll could prove harmful.

Students might not be fully aware of their responsibilities in the selection process, so the result might not be accurate, which would hurt many good teachers, Thanh said.

She said her school often surveyed students’ opinions on teachers’ methods, but only as a supervision tool and to improve standards.

HCM City’s Nguyen Thi Minh Khai School principal Duong Thi Truc Bach said her school was not interested in the popularity poll.

“We are focusing on supporting Grade 12 students to pass their graduation examinations and university entrance exams, not selecting the most popular teachers,” she said.

Hoang Thi Hong Hai, a former head of the Education and Training Bureau of HCM City’s Tan Phu District, said the ministry’s selection process was not comprehensive.

“At primary schools, students only know one teacher each academic year. At secondary schools they are taught by a few teachers. How could the selection cover all teachers in a school?” she said.

Tran Hoang Phuong, a student of Nguyen Du Secondary School in Ha Noi, said he had not heard of the popularity poll.

Le Lan Huong, a Grade-10 student in Kim Lien High School, said a title was not necessary.

“A teacher who is loved and respected by us does not need a title. That teacher, without any ranking, will be surrounded by students,” Huong said.

Source: Viet Nam News


Source: QDND

Ben Tre teacher wins scholarship from Cambridge University

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 5:13 am

An English teacher from the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has been selected one of the five best teachers in an international competition conducted by the Cambridge ESOL program.

Le Xuan Hang and her son (Photo: Nguoilaodong Newspaper)

Le Xuan Hang, a secondary school English teacher from Ben Tre Province’s Giong Trom District, has won a scholarship to attend a teaching skills development course conducted by the Bell International Institute in Cambridge in July 2010.

The competition attracted over 2,000 teachers from many countries who were asked to write “150 words about benefits that teachers and students receive after you attend a course to enhance professional knowledge at Cambridge”.

The four other teachers selected are from Argentina, Taiwan, Poland and Kazakhstan. 

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A volunteer Japanese teacher brings love to Vietnamese students

In Politics-Society on March 10, 2010 at 8:02 am

A volunteer Japanese teacher brings love to Vietnamese students

QĐND – Tuesday, March 09, 2010, 20:27 (GMT+7)

Iwai Hisane, a Japanese national, has decided to teach Physical Education and Fine Arts at the Ngo Sy Lien Primary School in Bac Giang City.

Iwai confided that she had survived from a difficult and expensive brain surgery six years ago. After recovery she made a decision to live and work in a strange country, considering it a “debt repayment” for the gift she had been given by God, and Vietnam was selected as her destination.

Iwai shared that she studied the history of Vietnam at the Aichi Pedagogy University and once visited Ho Chi Minh City. She has fallen in love with Vietnam since then.

Friendly Iwai inspires students very much. Her lectures encourage their creativeness and give them lots of fun.

“My classmates love her and her teaching is very good”, said Thai Lam and Ba Duy, students from class 1D.

The school’s teachers have been very friendly with Iwai, showing her how to cook Vietnamese food. Iwai said she love noodles with grilled meat from Hanoi most.

Source: TP

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Vietnamese teacher wins Cambridge ESOL

In Politics-Society on March 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Vietnamese teacher wins Cambridge ESOL

QĐND – Sunday, February 28, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

Le Xuan Hang, a teacher at Tan Hao Secondary School in Giong Trom district, Ben Tre, has won the Cambridge ESOL contest’s special prize, according to the English Examiner Board of Cambridge University.

Ms Hang presented a 150-word essay, in English, to describe the benefits for both teachers and students who take part in programmes whose aims are in the improvement of English teaching skills. She fought off stiff competition from over 2,000 teachers worldwide to be one of the five finalists.

Hang has become the first ever Vietnamese teacher to be selected by Cambridge ESOL. The prize was £200 scholarship to attend a teacher training course from Bell International Institute, starting on the 18th of July.

Source: Vnexpress

Translated by Hoang Anh

Source: QDND

Teacher sacked for improper conduct

In Vietnam Education on December 16, 2009 at 10:30 am

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training (DoET) has fired teacher Vo Hai Binh after he forced a student to perform physical exercise as a form of punishment.

DoET Director Huynh Cong Minh said teacher Vo Hai Binh had breached ethical standards and school regulations by forcing a student to perform exercise as a punishment ( Photo: Ngoc Anh)

The department accepted a recommendation December 15 from Le Quy Don high school’s discipline council that Binh be sacked for improper conduct towards 11th grader Le Anh Tuan.

The student was hospitalized for injuries he reportedly suffered after Binh ordered him to cross his arms, hold his ears and quickly bend up and down 100 times.

DoET’s Director Huynh Cong Minh said the teacher had breached ethical standards and school regulations. Le Quy Don officials say they had previously warned Binh to improve his conduct several times, but he failed to comply.

However, members of the public wondered how the exercise performed by the student could have been so severe as to lead to his hospitalization. Mr. Minh responded by saying that teachers were ultimately responsible for what happened in their class.

A skilled teacher will not have to resort to enforcing physical punishment to change a student’s behavior, he said.

Mr. Minh also pointed out that Le Quy Don high school has just 30 students per class (instead of 50-60 students like other schools) and teachers here have more resources. Thus, it is unreasonable for teachers to become so upset that they feel physical punishment is the only option, said Mr. Minh.

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Public concern mounts over improper teacher conduct

In Vietnam Education on November 27, 2009 at 2:24 am

Ho Chi Minh City parents are growing angry after recent reports of inappropriate behavior by teachers toward students.

Eleventh grader Le Anh Tuan, who was punished by his teacher with physical exercise, was later hospitalized in Ho Chi Minh City with an injury sustained during the punishment.

Within the last month, an 11th grade student from Le Quy Don high school was hospitalized after being forced by his teacher to perform physical exercise as punishment.

Local media reported that Le Anh Tuan said he was made to cross his arms while holding his ears and quickly bend up and down 100 times. 

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training (DoET)’s deputy head, Nguyen Hoai Chuong spoke with Sai Gon Giai Phong about the controversy.

He said his department has received details of the case and is now waiting for a decision from the school on disciplinary action for the teacher.

Also this month, a story surfaced that students at a local school were taking stimulant drugs to stay alert in class as their teacher was forcing them to recite their old lessons.

Mr. Chuong said improper teacher conduct is not new in the city, and school administrators need to learn from past mistakes.

Earlier, a private school in the city sacked a teacher for what it deemed inappropriate punishment of students, he said.

Education experts are also angry at the behavior of some teachers, calling their discipline methods outdated and dangerous. Teachers need to be educated about appropriate ways of dealing with students, they added, and do away with the old adage “Thuong cho roi cho  vot” (Hitting is the best formula to raise a child).

Le Quy Don high school Deputy Head Do Thi Bich Duyen said November 25 the school will convene a meeting attended by political party members to decide on disciplinary action for the teacher accused in the Le Anh Tuan case. The decision will adhere to education sector regulations, the school said.

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City leader visits revered People’s Teacher

In Vietnam Education on November 20, 2009 at 8:35 am

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai on November 19 visited Professor and People’s Teacher Nguyen Van Giau who is recognized for his many contributions to the field of education. The meeting took place in recognition of Vietnam Teacher’s Day (November 20).

Phan Xuan Bien, member of the Standing Board and head of the Commission for Propaganda and Education of the city Party Committee and Huynh Cong Minh, director of the city Department of Education and Training, attended the visit.

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai (R) visited Prof. Tran Van Giau on November 19 in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Mr. Hai wished Prof. Giau good health, happiness and a long life to continue contributing to the development of the nation.

Prof. Giau, a senior teacher of several generations of educators and leader in scientific research, has made significant contributions to national education.

The professor has also received a number of medals including the Ho Chi Minh Medal and Independence 1st Class Medal for his outstanding contributions to national education. In addition, Prof. Giau was honored for his 80-year membership in the Party and life-long devotion to his career.

During the visit, Prof. Giau emphasized that he would like to see more talented teachers being trained by municipal education sectors. 

On the same day, the city Labor Union organized a meeting with outstanding teachers and students in HCM City.

Most participants agreed that teachers significantly affect a student’s personality development and success. Educators play an important role not only by teaching subject material, but also by helping shape the virtues of students, the meeting heard.

At the city’s Youth Cultural House, the City Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union organized a meeting to honor 113 teachers including 72 educators from primary schools and 41 university instructors on November 19.

Also in recognition of Teacher’s Day, The University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City presented the “Tri An” (Gratefulness) fund which collected more than VND1 billion to help poor teachers.

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