Location: National level + Thai Nguyen, Quang Nam, Nghe An and Quang Ngai Provinces
Implementation: 2014 - 2016
Budget: Planned 2014 - 2016: €2,236,000
Donor: Belgian Federal Government (DGD)
Key themes: Early Education, Teacher Development, School Leadership, Strategic Support
Differences in socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds are the main causes of inequality in the Vietnamese education system. This is reflected in the number of drop-outs and the learning outcomes. This inequality can best be addressed as early as possible in the education career of a child.
Teachers and school leaders provide all pupils in early education equal opportunities for improving their further education and future.
- Ministry of Education and Training
- Ministry of Planning and Investment
- Department of Teachers and Educational Administrators (DTEA)
- Departments of Education and Training (DOET) of Thai Nguyen, Quang Nam, Nghe An and Quang Ngai province
- Teacher Training Institutes (college or university) of Thai Nguyen, Quang Nam, Nghe An and Quang Ngai province
- National Women’s Union (NWU)
- Provincial Women’s Unions (PWU) of Thai Nguyen, Quang Nam, Nghe An and Quang Ngai province
Other organisations involved
- Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences
- National Institute of Education Management
- Hanoi National University of Education
- Hanoi Pedagogical University No. 2
The emphasis of the Early Education programme in Vietnam are Active Teaching and Learning (ATL) and the transition from early childhood education to primary education. This programme has five result areas.
- At the national level the Department of Teachers and Educational Administrators of the Ministry of Education and Training has the skills and tools to effectively use different modalities for in-service training, i.e. face-to-face cascade trainings, e-learning and blended learning.
- The Provincial Departments of Education and Training provide further training to early education teachers on ATL in early years and on the transition from early childhood education to primary education.
- The teacher training institutes provide training for early education teachers on ATL in early years and the transition from early childhood education to primary education.
- The National Women's Union supports its provincial departments on ATL in early years and the transition from early childhood education to primary education.
- The provincial Women's Unions raise awareness among parents about these subjects.
Some examples of results achieved in the period 2014-2015:
- The topic of Change management to support transition was reviewed by DTEA (MOET) and included in the training for 15 Northern mountainous provinces.
- About 2,000 male and female teachers and school leaders have been trained on the application of ATL and transition.
- 100% of the early childhood education and primary education lecturers of the teacher training colleges in the four programme provinces received training on ATL.
- More than 6,000 parents attended activities on parenting skills related to education and the Rights-based approach.