Education has always had a central role in Vietnam culture and society. It is seen as the avenue of advancement and families routinely sacrifice much to ensure their offspring get the required education. As a country with over 86 million people and with more than 60% under the age of 35 (Source: General Department of Statistics of Vietnam, 2009), Vietnam’s education needs for this young population are huge. The government also pays a lot of attention to its education system. Currently, education occupies approximately 20% of all state budget expenditures and accounts for 5.5% of GDP (source: Department of Finance and Planning, MOET, 2008). However, the inadequate quality of higher education system in Vietnam is still a thorny challenge in Vietnam and requires effort from both the government and the society to resolve.
The quality of Vietnam higher education system is alarming. Firstly, Vietnam lacks a single university of recognized quality. The universities have poor record of publication compared to other universities in the region. While National University of Singapore and Peiking University have publications of 3598 and 3219 respectively, National University of Vietnam only have 52 publications in Peer-Review Journals. This illustrates how Vietnam’s universities isolated from the international current of knowledge.
The industry also has bad reviews about the quality of graduates from Vietnamese universities. Surveys conducted by government-linked associations have found that as many as 50 percent of Vietnamese university graduates cannot find jobs in their area of specialization. Knowledge from the classroom is greatly disconnected from the needs of the market. For example, Intel struggled with hiring engineers to staff its manufacturing facility in Ho Chi Minh City. When the company gave a standardized assessment test to 2,000 Vietnamese IT students, only 90 candidates, or 5 percent, passed. In Intel’s words, this is the worst result they have...
...Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences NCES 2005–160
Feasibility of a Student Unit Record System Within the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
Research and Development Report
Alisa F. Cunningham
Institute for Higher Education Policy
Project Officer National Center for Education Statistics
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Margaret Spellings Secretary INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES Grover J. Whitehurst Director NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS Grover J. Whitehurst Acting Commissioner The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data related to education in the United States and other nations. It fulfills a congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report full and complete statistics on the condition of education in the United States; conduct and publish reports and specialized analyses of the meaning and significance of such statistics; assist state and local education agencies in improving their statistical systems; and review and report on education activities in foreign countries. NCES activities are designed to address high priority...
...Essay #1: Education
When it comes to education, many people automatically have a negative reaction; especially when discussing the United States’ educational system. Whether it is grade school or a higher education, most people would agree that something needs to be changed. However, finding the specific “what” that should be changed in the educationsystem is hard, because it’s failure is a combination of many things, rather than one direct problem. As citizens, we know that flaws are expected in any sort of process/system and the educationsystem, being so vast, is bound to have many issues in its own. Authors and scholars from around the world, such as Jonathan Kozol, David Orr, Sir Ken Robinson and many others, help present these flaws to the public through intense persuasive and informational writing/speaking. Data shows that the United States has been and continues to fall behind other countries like Finland, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, and Korea in typical testing of subjects like mathematics, science, and reading (Husén 455). Standards of education are varying from country to country and this is a direct reflection of differing goals per country on national scale, in terms of education. The United States has seemingly lower overall standards of education, as well as various and less...
...SEKE DISTRICT EDUCATION
FORM ONE PLACE SYSTEM
Student no MIG008
Supervised by: Mr Mataga
This project documentation is submitted in partial fulfilment for the requirement of the Diploma in Management Information Systems
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Harare metropolitan province is under ministry of primary and secondary education which specialises in educating every child in Zimbabwe without considering race and or disability. The ministry is currently using a traditional way of enrolling form one pupils. This system is creating unnecessary increase in parent’s expenditure. Parents have to travel from one school to the other searching for form one places for their children.
Most of the schools even charge a non refundable 20dollars as entrance test fee per child. The ministry is now going through a phase of change from the above mentioned old system to the new system. The system will improve the current working conditions, increase efficiency and convenience and also lessen the tiresome of hoping from school to school in search for form one places. The new system will record all the boarding and day form one places for all schools in the Harare metropolitan province, name of the schools, fees to be paid, locality, subjects being offered, school facilities being offered, school structure and...
Student number: 20134571
Science 1 in the Early Years
Assessment: Item 1- Views of teaching and promoting science of young learners
The pedagogy of play can be hard to understand and part of the reason for this is it’s so difficult to explain how children learn by play because play isn’t simply; it is complex. Each child begins their early childhood education with a set of skills and prior knowledge that is influenced by their family, culture and past experiences (Fellows &Oakley, 2010). The past knowledge should become the foundation for developing an understanding of scientific concepts (Duschl, Schweingruber & Shouse, 2007). Children are naturally inquisitive, creative and aware of the world around them (Campbell & Jobling, 2012). Play is an important development tool and an effective way to teach children scientific concepts while using their prior knowledge (Preston, Mules, Baker & Frost, 2007). Learning science through play shows children that science is useful and enjoyable and is a significant aspect of the real world (Bulunuz, 2013). This essay will review teaching science through play, theorists who support play and the way in which the Australian curriculum and EYLF support play pedagogy.
Science and Play
Play pedagogy is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. Research shows...
...Facets of EducationSystem: Money Game
Education is an expensive function, and therefore the connection between money and education is a frequent issue. Local governments struggle with budgets and Private schools and colleges and parents struggle with tuition costs. Just how does money relate to education or the quality of education? The public educationsystem makes frequent claims about the connection between funding levels and the quality of education, when attempting to explain the perennial failures of the system. Despite growing investment in education, 25% of its population is still illiterate; only 15% of Indian students reach high school, and just 7% graduate. As of 2008, India's post-secondary high schools offer only enough seats for 7% of India's college-age population, 25% of teaching positions nationwide are vacant, and 57% of college professors lack either a master's or PhD degree. The standard response to the failure in system has almost uniformly been to claim that funding levels were inadequate to achieve quality results. However, statistics going back well over a century do not support such claims. The researcher aims at examining the true connection between money and education. The study would be conducted to examine the current trends of education funding and...
Inclusion is the concept of putting children with disabilities in the general education class rooms instead of keeping them all by themselves. This concept brings the things children may need to them instead of isolating them with children with just disabilities. In classrooms with inclusion you have two teachers, one general education teacher and one special education teacher.
For some reason this is a controversial topic. On one side you have the parents who worry about how this system will effect their non-disabled children. “James Kauffman of the University of Virginia views inclusion as a policy driven by an unrealistic expectation that money will be saved. Furthermore, he argues that trying to force all students into the inclusion mold is just as coercive and discriminatory as trying to force all students into the mold of a special education class or residential institution.” (Special Education Inclusion) Then you have the other side of the argument that says that all children should have the opportunity to be in a general education classroom.
I agree with the second argument. I believe that all children should have the chance to be in a “normal” classroom. I understand that this will not work for all children. They tried mainstreaming my disabled sister when she was younger, but it did not work. Unlike inclusion, mainstreaming does not have a special...
...Advantages of Education
Human Capital – To build upon the previous point, when looked at from a macro perspective, an educated population provides a more valuable human capital base to the economy. A developed economy has maximum concentration of jobs in the tertiary sector which requires a highly skilled work force which has expertise in specific fields. For instance the most developed country in the world, the USA has the most skilled human resources with maximum efficiency. Also, developing countries which adopt tried and tested technologies from other nations require skilled engineers, technicians and managers who can put it to good use. This can only be achieved by providing quality education to the population at a primary, secondary and higher secondary level.
Broadens perspective - This is one of the key advantages of education. Even if we consider economic benefit of education but its most important contribution that it helps in changing minds of people. Education makes people understand other cultures, religions, places and culture. It helps gain understanding of what the world is all about. This very important if we see from perspective of developing nations which are plagued by old notions. In countries such as India girl and boy child are differentiated. Even worse women are considered cause of girl child while science tells that it is the other way round. Similar old style dogmas exists...
...Bangladesh Education at a Glance
Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world with about 140 million people within an area of 147,570 thousand square kilometers. Its vast population is one of the major resources. But the problem lies in transforming the potential people into a productive force and ensuring a dynamic environment for social, economic and political development. Though the literacy rate is officially said to be 66%, but according to private survey the rate is only 42%. Education therefore has been recognized as a priority sector by all governments since her independence.
The mainstream educationsystem in Bangladesh is structured as follows: -
Bangladesh educationsystem in brief
The three main educational systems in Bangladesh, ordered by decreasing student numbers, are:
• General EducationSystem
• Madrasah EducationSystem
• Technical - Vocational EducationSystem
Other systems include a Professional EducationSystem.
Each of these three main systems is divided into four levels:
• Primary Level (years 1 to 5)
• Secondary Level (years 6 to 10)
• Higher Secondary Level (years 11 and 12)...