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Volume 6, Issue 5

Developing Emotional Intelligence of Primary Students in Teaching Mathematics through Experiential Activities in Vietnam
Original Research
The article presents the vital role and characteristics of emotional intelligence in teaching Mathematics through experiential activities at primary school. The authors analyze and show the outline/diagram and opportunities to develop the emotional intelligence of students in some areas in Viet Nam.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 578-585. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-34
Pub. Date: May 24, 2018
6617 Views1866 Downloads7 Likes
John Stuart Mill’s Liberal thought on Education and the Dissemination of Education in Enforcing the Right of Liberty
Original Research
John Stuart Mill (180 - 1873) was the most influential English language philosopher of the nineteenth century. He created a great number of works which attracted remarkable public attention in the past and positive reviews even in these days. In this article, the author wants to clarify J. S. Mill’s education and self-education process during his childhood with his views on education.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 570-577. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-33
Pub. Date: May 14, 2018
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Promoting Prestigious Persons’ Role in the Ethnic Groups to Contribute to Implementing the Ethnicity Policies in Vietnam
Original Research
Prestigious persons are distinguished ones in each ethnic group, each family or in each area where they live. They have a prestige and influence over the people in each certain region. They are among ethnic groups, including dignitaries like: “Phia”, “Tao”, “Tho ty”, “Lang dao”, “Tri chau”, “Thong ly”, “Thong quan” (in the past); are war veterans, retired officials, outstanding businessmen, religious dignitaries (at present)… They have an especially important role in community life, in implementing ethnicity policies, developing economy and society, preserving culture, maintaining the stability of politics, security and order in ethnic group’s regions. Promoting the role of prestigious persons in the implementing the ethnicity policies in the cause of building and defending Vietnam country is a consistent orientation and policy of Vietnamese Communist Party and The State of Socialist Republic of Vietnam; therefore, appropriate solutions are needed to promote the role of this class.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 566-569. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-32
Pub. Date: May 10, 2018
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Design and Organization of History Teaching and Learning in High School in Vietnam aiming at Developing Competence with the Supports of Information Technology
Original Research
This article reflects the authors' research findings on the design and organization of history teaching and learning activities in high schools (Viet Nam) with the support of informationtechnology (IT). On the basics of research, accessing new reference sources, the author proposes criteria for assessing history teaching and learning when applying IT through the Learning Activity Rubrics (LAR) toolkit. At the same time, the author also clarified the design process and organization of history teaching activities in high school in the direction indicated.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 560-565. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-31
Pub. Date: May 09, 2018
4717 Views1948 Downloads6 Likes
The Situation of Decentralization for Primary Schools in Hanoi, Vietnam – From the Education and Training Department Officers Perspective
Original Research
The decentralization of primary schools involves the school being empowered to perform most functions from the central, provincial to district, they are also responsible for the functions assigned. The situation of empowerment of primary schools in Hanoi, Vietnam from the perspective of Education and Training Department officers shows that Vietnam has initially approached the trend of decentralization. Decentralization activities have taken place and legal guidelines have been issued. However, the regulations have been limitted the rights of school level. The role of the district level has been high. The schools are still the executing unit and they do not have accountability and responsibility.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 556-559. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-30
Pub. Date: May 08, 2018
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Religious Life of the Christian in Bui Chu Diocese - Nam Dinh Today (From the Influence of Beliefs in the Tutelary God of a Village in Vietnam)
Original Research
Traditional Vietnamese beliefs are an integral part of national traditional culture, nurtured and protected in Vietnamese villages. When Catholicism was introduced into the Bui Chu - Nam Dinh area, there were changes in the religious life of the Catholic Bui Chu in accordance with traditional Vietnamese beliefs, including the belief in the tutelary god of a village. Every year, Bui Chu diocese celebrates two important ceremonies, one of which is the Feast of St. Dominic. This ceremony clearly demonstrates the influence of beliefs of Vietnamese in the Tutelary gods on the life of the Catholics in Bui Chu. The article is based on a number of studies on Vietnamese traditional beliefs in Bui Chu - Nam Dịnh diocese such as “Hai Hau Geography Book” of Hai Hau District People's Committee, Nam Dinh Province, "the History of the Parties in Xuan Truong district, 1930-2000" by the Executive Committee of Xuan Truong district, "Nam Dinh Geography Book" by the provincial Party Committee, the People's Committee of Nam Dinh province, "History of Bui Chu diocese” of Tran Duc Huynh", "Vietnamese history considered by the King". In this paper, the writer will focus on two periods Before and After Vatican II to portray the profound changes in the religious life of Catholics Bui Chu due to the influence of the belief in the village tutelary, expressing a gratitude to those who had the merit of establishing and setting up villages and participate in festivals which boosts the cohesion of the community more tightly.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 550-555. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-29
Pub. Date: May 07, 2018
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The Word of “Harmony” in Confucianism and Its Meaning to Ethnic Education in Vietnam at Present
Original Research
Confucianism originated from China and was introduced to Vietnam at the early age, which has had a quite big influence on social institutions; also contributed to forming ethic values, core culture – the tradition of the Vietnamese. One of the most important aspects of Confucianism that has influences on social life is the concept of "Harmony". There have been a lot of works and articles on the word of "Harmony" and its influence in Vietnam. In this article, the author will clarify the concept of "Harmony” as a standard, an ethical value. From that point, the article will show the meaning of the word of "Harmony" to ethical education in particular, contributing to comprehensively educating the young in Vietnam at present
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 546-549. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-28
Pub. Date: May 07, 2018
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Developing Problem-Solving Competency for Students in Teaching Biology at High School in Vietnam
Original Research
Accessing to the general trend of the world, Vietnam is in the process of setting up a new General education curriculum oriented to learner competency development. In that curriculum, problem-solving is one of the common competencies that need to be formed and developed for students. Thus, developing and evaluating problem solving competency is one of the tasks that teachers in disciplines at all levels of learning and need to do. However, in in Vietnam nowadays, teaching of competency approach is still difficult for teachers. In this article, on the basis of research on competency, we have given a problem-solving competency development process in teaching biology at high school as an illustrative example.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 539-545. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-27
Pub. Date: May 07, 2018
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Applying Differentiated Teaching Method in Teaching Mathematics in High Schools in Vietnam
Original Research
With the continuous development of society and education, it is possible to realize that differentiated teaching is an indispensable trend and objective requirement. Because of social requirements for human resource training, there are both similarities in the personality of workers, and differences in the workers’ level of development, the tendency as well as talent in the same society. Students, who are at the same age, usually have both similarities, and differences in perceptions, thinking, talents, strengths, conditions, circumstances, family backgrounds... In this article, the author presents an overview of differentiated teaching method: Including the nature, goals, processes, forms, and some teaching techniques used in, how to assess in differential teaching and what teachers should do in an differentiated classrooms as well. The author also presents the level hierarchy of activities in mathematics teaching, which is a basis for the design of differential lectures and a teaching phase applying differentiated teaching in teaching Mathematics in high school.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 532-538. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-26
Pub. Date: May 05, 2018
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Dualistic Behavior of Vietnamese in Folk-songs and Proverbs
Original Research
Folk-songs and proverbs of Vietnam are literature genres combined between mentality and spirit of the country over the history course, and reflect material and spiritual life of generations of the labor masses. Through folk-songs and proverbs, we realize the soul, spirit and characteristics of the country and the unique behavior of our ancestor. And one of the most interesting such characteristics is “dualistic behavior” (a flexible way of treating things under many factors with many point view, sometimes being in contrast with each other). This article will survey the “dualistic behavior” reflected in folk-songs and proverbs in order to point out advantages and disadvantages of this way of behavior, help us obtain a clearer understand from and form a correct thought and response which contributes to social development.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 526-531. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-25
Pub. Date: May 05, 2018
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Teaching Vietnamese as the Second Foreign Language – Building and Using the Lesson Vietnamese Teaching Model and Exercise Types
Original Research
Teaching Vietnamese as the second foreign language is the important issues in preserving and developing the Vietnamese language. Using system research method, interdisciplinary research, practical research on curriculum development, lesson plans (typically through the Vietnamese language teaching program for Laotians), this paper presents the opinion in building this curriculum and the lesson model of teaching Vietnamese as the second foreign language and how to use this model effectively. Especially, we present the exercises type in each learning activities (speaking, listening, reading and writing) with: the idea of designing, number, the order, time and how to use these exercises to develop students’ ability. These results can use researching and teaching Vietnamese for foreigners as a second language individually and teaching Vietnamese in general.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 519-525. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-24
Pub. Date: May 02, 2018
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Research on Factors Affecting the Postgraduate Students’ Satisfaction in the Quality of Training Services in Accounting at the Training Institutions in Hanoi
Original Research
The article was conducted through a big survey of 164 postgraduate students to study the factors affecting their satisfaction on the quality of accounting training services at some institutions in Hanoi City. The analytical methods used in the study were descriptive statistics, Cronbach's Alpha test, and exploratory factor analysis (EFA). Research results have showed the only three factors which affect their satisfaction on the quality of training services including serviceability, staffs, and tuition fees. In particular, tuition fee is the most influential factor for their satisfaction when the quality of accounting training services is evaluated.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 512-518. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-23
Pub. Date: April 28, 2018
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Some Features of Vocative Communication in Vietnam People’s Public Security Force through the Film The Secret of the Golden Triangle
Original Research
In this article, we use theories of communication and vocative features to explore some vocative features of communicative roles of the People’s Public Security officers in communication. The basis for us to determine the vocative characteristics of the People’s Public Security officers is the Regulations of the People’s Public Security and the results of the survey obtained through the film of "The Secret of the Golden Triangle" by writer Nguyen Nhu Phong. The results show that, in different situations, the People’s Public Security officers’ vocative form is flexible. In addition to the legal vocative given in the Regulation of the People’s Public Security, the vocative pair of “tôi – đồng chí" (I-comrade) appears with a very high frequency and depending on the different circumstances, the pair is changed flexibly. From the results of the survey, analysis and interpretation, we came up with the following statement: the vocative of the People’s Public Security officers is both regular and customary, both formal and friendly, which enriches kind culture in the communication of Vietnamese people.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 505-511. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-22
Pub. Date: April 28, 2018
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Vocative of Uncle Ho’s Soldiers in the Anti-French Period from the Point of View of Communicative Roles
Original Research
The article uses vocative and communicative theories to point out the vocative of Uncle Ho's soldiers in the anti-French period. The basis for us to determine the forms of address of the soldiers is: Military Command, the forms of address of the Vietnamese and some modern literary works. The results show that in communication, Uncle Ho's soldiers used 11/13 of address forms and corresponding to different communication situations, vocative of Uncle Ho's soldiers changed flexibly. However, the forms of address: by personal pronouns and by titles used in the vocative pair of: “Tôi” – “đồng chí” ("I" - "Comrade") appears with very high frequency. Through analyzing the vocative forms and the vocative pairs, we initially find: The communication of Uncle Ho's soldiers is both legal and emotional, both modern and traditional, both formal and informal.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 499-504. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-21
Pub. Date: April 28, 2018
4153 Views1516 Downloads3 Likes
Cognition of Pedagogic University Lecturers on the Role of Capacity for Scientific Research in Education and Factors Affecting the Capacity for Scientific Research in Education of Pedagogic Lecturers in Vietnam
Mini Review
This article focuses on understanding the cognition of pedagogical university lecturers on the role of educational research capacity in training activities and their careers. The research was conducted on 294 lecturers, (aged 25-45 years old) in the pedagogical unit of Hung Vuong University and Thai Nguyen Pedagogy University. The main method used in this study was the questionnaire survey and the in-depth interview method to find out the lecturers’ perceptions about the role of the academic research capacity of the university lecturers in the training and professional activities and encourage them to self-assess the level of their scientific research capacity through the manifestations of scientific research capacity at the following levels: weak, poor, average, pretty, good. 76% of the lecturers in the research sample is aware that the scientific research capacity in education plays a very important role in teaching activities and in their own career promotion. However, the research results show that the lecturers’ educational research capacity is different, according to self-assessment results, 74% of the lecturers in the research sample self-assess their educational research capacity at average level. Basing on results collected from the survey, interviews with lecturers, managers of faculty and division, we found that the following factors: training and fostering (= 3.90), lecturers themselves (X=3.86), time allocation to teaching and researching (= 3.84) had the greatest influence on the capacity for scientific research in education of pedagogic lecturers.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 490-498. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-20
Pub. Date: April 27, 2018
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Preschool Education Students’ Communication Skill
Original Research
Communication is psychological exposure between humans. It plays an extremely important role in an individual’s developing process. Communication is not nature but it is the result of human activities. At the age of students, communication skills are formed and develop rapidly. This paper focuses on researching and clearing the current state of preschool education students’ communication skill. We did the research on preschool education students’ communication skill in the term of 4 methods: Questionnaires, Interview, Problem-solving and Data Statistics. The results show that preschool education students’ communication skill is fair. Basing on the results, the writers proposed some solutions aiming to help preschool education students develop and complete communication skills for their future life and job.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 485-489. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-19
Pub. Date: April 26, 2018
4806 Views1843 Downloads8 Likes
Love for Children in the Short Stories Collection “Cloud and Sun” by Rabindranath Tagore
Original Research
Rabindranath Tagore is known as a magical genius of Indian literature. During his life, R. Tagore has raised morality lessons to honor, pay his respects to humans. His works are always written from human love and the "Cloud and Sun" is a collection of successful short stories in many ways, especially the love for children. R. Tagore often deeply looks into the inner world of human beings with the eyes full of love and accordingly, the reader sees R. Tagore's art and human opinions on human and life.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 481-484. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-18
Pub. Date: April 27, 2018
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The Sematic Fields of Elephant in Ede’s Epics
Original Research
In Ede’s epics, elephants are the animals which appear with high frequency compared to other animals. Elephants are considered as a model in the material and spiritual life of the Ede people. Therefore, this article will study the sematic fields “elephants”. In order to conduct the study, the first step was to do the statistics about all the datas related to “elephants” in the six epics (Anh em Klu Kla, Dăm Băng Mlan, Sum Lum, Hbia Mlin, Dam Yi cut Calamus Tetradacylus, Mdrong Dăm). When considering the semantic fields of “elephant”, we consider the collection of all words about “elephant” as a symbolism fields: the name associated with elephant’s features, the elephant’s body parts, the elephant’s activities and the effect of human’s activities on elephants. From the result we isolate it into sub-fields, giving quantitative statistics, on the basis of qualitative observations, thereby highlighting the elephant's cultural value of Ede people’s lives.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 475-480. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-17
Pub. Date: April 26, 2018
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Developing the Quality of Novice Primary Teachers to Meet the Renewal Requirements and to Enhance the Quality of the General Education
Original Research
Novice primary teachers need professional and teaching skills support. This study was conducted in the school year 2015-2016 at primary schools in 3 geographical regions of Vietnam. The sample consisted of 320 novice primary teachers (1-3 years). The content of the survey focused on two main issues: 1) professional support for novice primary teachers; 2) Some factors impede the professional development of novice primary teachers. This paper shows that novice primary teachers have not received direct professional support from management staff, especially principals. Professional training courses and pedagogical training are well appreciated; however, half of the novice teachers have not permitted to attend professional training courses. Teachers are facing a number of factors that influence on professional development such as low salaries, lack of opportunities for professional development. The study suggests some recommendations to overcome these situations
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 468-474. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-16
Pub. Date: April 23, 2018
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Nationality in Vietnamese Limitary Terminology
Original Research
The cognitive semantics of each nation always restructure the semantic categories in general and the choice of each semantic meaning in identifying things. For Vietnamese people, a nation undergoing thousands of years fighting against foreign invaders to protect and build the country, nationality is closely linked with the name of things, especially in military terms. In this article, we focus on the aspects of nationality expressed in Vietnamese military terminology. Beside introduction and conclusion, this article consists of 3 parts: Part 1: Ability in Vietnamizing borrowed elements. This part states that borrowing language is indispensable, but the borrowed words always follow the comprehensions of Vietnamese people. Part 2: Methods of restructuring the conceptual implication of each appellation. In this part, we center on the description of terms used in military field featuring nationality to express the method of semantic structure based on native culture. Part 3: The use of unique materials of Vietnam. We, in this part, investigate the use of the familiar words or things in military terms.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 461-467. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-15
Pub. Date: April 20, 2018
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Organizing Students of Primary Education Major to Design Situations of Teaching Fractions in the Direction of Connecting to the Real World
Original Research
In this article, we first learn about teaching situations and situations of teaching mathematics in combination with the real world, which are related to the professions of teachers in general, primary teachers in particular. Next, we study the content and role of fractions in the subject of mathematics at Vietnam's primary level, thence, we analyze the situations of teaching fractions in combination with the real world. On this basis, we propose a process of organizing students of primary education major to design teaching situations of fractions towards connecting to to the real world. To test the validity of this process, we conducted an experiment with the steps of the process for students through professional training activities in classroom. Thereby, to contribute to train the teaching ability for students of primary education major, help them be able to adapt to the development of the mathematics curriculum soon and teach the knowledge of fractions at primary level better in the near future.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 455-460. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-14
Pub. Date: April 19, 2018
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Developing Scientific Working Groups for Universities in Vietnam
Original Research
Teamwork helps to enhance the productivity and efficiency of the work. Therefore, teamwork has been studied in some aspects as: model of development stages, roles of individual and psychology in a group. The scientific working group (SWG) is a science-friendly environment where scientists can exchange expertise, join forces, and work together to reach and settle new problems of science. SWG can attract near-discipline scientists to develop intensively an academic environment, or to attract scientists from different domains to focus their ability to solve together an interdisciplinary problem. Scientists face many difficulties in forming research groups, one of which is the lack of teamwork skills. The paper consists of three parts: an overview of model on development stages, the roles of individual in a research group and psychology in the group; Research directions on SWG and recommendations for Vietnamese universities to develop research teams.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 449-454. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-13
Pub. Date: April 20, 2018
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Developing Collaborative Capacity for Students in Vietnamese University
Original Research
Cooperation is the foundation of life and social progress. It is at the heart of interpersonal relationships, family bonds, economic and legal systems and other aspects. In this comprehensive partnership, with the purpose of equipping young generations with necessary skills during Vietnam's comprehensive development, cooperative capacity is key to all success in work as well as life. This paper focuses on clarifying the rationale for collaborative capacity and measures to develop collaborative capacities for learners in teaching in our current universities.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 443-448. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-12
Pub. Date: April 20, 2018
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Discussing about the Dialectical Relationship between Knowledge and Mentality
Original Research
In this day and age, knowledge has became the best and most important resource for creating break-through development of each country; the answer to the great power of science and technology revolution in the development of the world. From analyzing the concepts of knowledge and mentality, the study makes clear the dialectical relationship between knowledge and mentality. In the relationship, knowledge and mentality precribe and control the development of one another. Knowledge is the basis for the development of mentality, mentality is considered to be the motivation for creating of new knowledge, and developing it on higher level in perception of the objective world. Knowledge is the determining factor of the development of mentality. From the above study, the author drew on the meaning of methodology for development strategies, enhancing the competitiveness of countries and quickly adapting to changes of knowledge economy.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 436-442. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-11
Pub. Date: April 20, 2018
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The Development of Critical Thinking for Students in Vietnamese Schools: From Policies to Practices
Original Research
Developing critical thinking for students has recently gained significant attention in global educational discourse and practices, in response to social demands for autonomous citizens in a knowledge-based economy. In Vietnam, the objective of developing critical thinking for students has now become one of the central focuses in the new general educational program required by the government. However, a critical review of literatures on critical thinking, the new general educational program, and practices of teaching and learning in Vietnamese schools, reveals a number of potential hindrances for the changes, including a lack of clear and detailed guidance in the new program regarding critical thinking, teachers’ beliefs and teaching habits, a passive and examination-oriented learning culture, and traditions of hierarchy and face saving. To make teaching for critical thinking reality, there needs to be cooperation and participation from all parties from policy makers to teacher-training universities, local educational departments, schools, families, teachers and students in establishing a clear schedule for the implementation of a social constructivist approach in teaching and learning.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 431-435. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-10
Pub. Date: April 19, 2018
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Measures to Develop Vocabulary for Children 3-4 Years Old with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Inclusive Kindergarten School
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The research was accomplished with 40 teachers, who are teaching in inclusive kindergarten school in Hanoi in order to evaluate the reality of the degree of utilization and the effectiveness of vocabulary development of children 3 – 4 years old with autism spectrum disorders, which was conducted by teachers then propose some possible measures based on that. The result indicates that the teachers lack of flexibility in the use of the measures, particularly the coordination of measures; the measures have not focused on the vocabulary development but more about perception. From the reality, the research proposes seven measures of vocabulary development of children 3 – 4 years old with autism spectrum disorders focusing on games, providing meaningful situations, enhancing communication through the pictures, encouraging the interaction of children with their friends… Experimental result has shown that children make progress of vocabulary development in all the aspects (1) the ability to understand the meaning of words (2) the ability to apply the correct words into situations (3) the number of words which children can understand and speak. This demonstrates that the proposed measures have had a positive impact on the children.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 424-430. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-9
Pub. Date: April 19, 2018
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The Process of Designing Electronic Lesson Plans Based on Constructivism Theory in Teaching at Elementary Schools in Northern of Vietnam
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The four major characteristics of the 21st century context are globalization; information technology, knowledge economy and ethnic issues. They require a strong innovation, synchronization in terms of program, content, methods and evaluation. The use of teaching theories in the direction of capacity development, application of information technology teaching became the trend of modern education. This paper deals with the design of electronic lesson plans based on constructivism theory that help teachers and students access to rich and diverse sources of knowledge. As a result, their needs for exploration, research and problem solving are stimulated. This not only makes the lesson more lively and attractive but also enhances the ability to learn and use the technology of teachers and students.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 417-423. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-8
Pub. Date: April 19, 2018
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Devise Integrated Theme Assignment Oriented to Ability Development and the Application of Knowledge in Realistic Problem Solving for Secondary School Student
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During the last decade, integrated studies has been practiced in many nations with developed education system. In Vietnam, the traditional teaching practice is having its weaknesses exposed, as it has to face a great knowledge boom, as many global problems are emerging that needs to be in the school curriculum and be taught to children, but not being exclusive to the knowledge and thought process of any individual subject or science. Thus, integrated studies is also one of the crucial orientation necessary for a fundamental, thorough innovation of the education system in Vietnam in the upcoming period. This paper will present the topic of devising integrated theme assignment with a view to develop the ability to apply knowledge in realistic problem solving for students in secondary schools. In order to build the integrated theme assignment, the author based on the scientific reasoning: To overcome the limitation of using the current curriculun as well as to serve the need for innovation in education at the Secondary level in the upcoming period; to develop the ability to apply knowledge to realistic problem solving for the students is the objective of teaching and is also the directive idea in the building of new secondary school curriculum; Divising integrated theme assignments is to serve the purpose of organizing the study in a way that help students develop the ability to apply knowledge to realistic problem solving. Based on its identification and general characteristics such as its suitability, multi-subject and intersubject, reality; we have named the princple in building and modeling the structure of a integrated theme assignment to use as an illustrative example of building integrated theme assignment in the current secondary school curriculum. This study represents the efforts in finding a way to improve the currently teaching quality following the integrative orientation to fit the present context : the curriculum and the learning facilities as well as the quality of teachers, students and the managerial condition of the secondary schools.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 410-416. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-7
Pub. Date: April 19, 2018
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An Application of a Three-phase Reading Comprehension Instructional Model in Teaching Language Arts at Vietnamese High Schools
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The article focuses on investigating the three-phase reading comprehension instructional model (pre-reading, while-reading and post-reading), based on which it will identify how to apply this model to teach reading comprehension in Vietnamese high schools. Before reading, readers need to activate their prior knowledge and experience, determine reading goals and strategies, and build background knowledge. During reading, readers make sense of the text by taking different actions to achieve both decoding and understanding the text simultaneously. Post-reading phase comprises recalling something done before, analyzing text elements in depth, connecting for expanding the topic, and applying what has been learnt in daily life. The three-phase reading comprehension instructional model has been researched and applied successfully to instruct reading. However, in Vietnam, reading comprehension instruction does not really pay attention to guiding students to actively read texts as highlighted in this model. Practicing the three-phase reading comprehension instructional model in Language Arts subject at Vietnamese high schools means, in fact, to guide students to use strategies effectively in line with each phase of reading comprehension process.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 403-409. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-6
Pub. Date: April 19, 2018
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Designing Experiential Activity Themes in Teaching Maths to Lower Secondary Students Congruent with the New General Education Curriculum in Vietnam
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The new general education curriculum was officially announced by Ministry of Education and Training in July, 2017. In that curriculum, experiential activity is compulsory and experiential activity in Maths is mentioned. It aims at making a basic and complete innovation of the quality and the effectiveness of general education. It combines teaching knowledge, educating people with vocational orientation; makes s good contribution to changing the education focusing mainly on teaching knowledge into the one that helps develop the learners' quality and competence totally; and harmoniously develops the virtue, mind, physical strength, aesthetics; well develops the learners' potentials. Basing on the study results of the research group at provincial level in 2017 and in 2018 and those of Vietnamese and international researchers, in order to carry out training mission and to train maths teachers capable of constructing the experiential activity themes for lower secondary students, we put forward the procedure and the content of the designing of experiential activity themes in teaching Maths to lower secondary students congruent with the new general education curriculum in Vietnam.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 396-402. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-5
Pub. Date: April 19, 2018
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Building a Social Work Model in the Kindergarden for the Educational Reform Requirement in Vietnam
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Social work in schools formed hundreds of years ago. Social work for children is part of the social work service to provide the best support for children in special circumstances, to help protect children, to contribute to the well-being of children and their families. Until now, social work service has presented in almost all of the parts of the world, and has contributed to disabled people supporting service wordwide, which partially improves the life quality, solves social problems and brings about equality and social justice. Develop a model of social work in the kindergarten in order to effectively participate in the protection of children's rights and to support them in learning and in including into the community. However, in Vietnam, it has just started as in a pilot model. The study addresses several theoretical, practical aspects, and requirements to build this model in order to suggest a social work model in the kindergarten that is suitable with the socio-economic context in Vietnam at the present time, and meets the requirements of market economy and international integration.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 390-395. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-4
Pub. Date: April 19, 2018
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Teaching Fine Arts at High Schools in Vietnam under Orientation to Learner Capacity Development
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Today, teaching under orientation to learner capacity development is a natural tendency of countries around the world, it has great significance in formation and development of comprehensive personality for students. However, in Vietnam, up to now, implementation at schools has not really worked leading to slow innovation down and greatly affect the quality of education. This article talks about the difficulties and challenges in the quality of Fine Arts teacher staff at high schools in the context of Vietnam’s integration into international education and at the same time discusses the responsibilities of management levels to improve teacher capacities. In order to overcome these shortcomings, it is needed to develop a flexible roadmap and provide sustainable solutions (particularly raising the awareness of Fine Arts teachers in fundamental reform of teaching methods; reform of the way of examining and evaluating students' learning outcomes under the orientation to capacity development; content of the curriculum must be restructured; at the same time strengthen the training, improvement and development of aesthetic sense for Fine Arts teachers, etc.) to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the fine arts subject at high schools under the orientation to capacity development in the current internationalization era, as this is a critical and decisive issue for the comprehensive and fundamental reform of general education in Vietnam.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 383-389. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-3
Pub. Date: April 19, 2018
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The Measures to Develop the Competence of Knowledge Manipulation in Real Life for Pupils through the System of Real Exercises with Metal Chemistry of Grade 12
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The competence of knowledge manipulation to the life realities is a core competence needed to be established and developed for pupils in Chemistry. Various measures can be used in order to develop the competence of knowledge manipulation for pupils. This article offers the theoretical basis and four measures about the use of chemical knowledge through exercises in the classroom. Used in teaching as used when assigning homework to prepare new lessons; studying new texts; practicing and revision; experiments, practices to develop the competence of knowledge manipulation in many life realities such as health, medicine, environment, agriculture, food, industry,... for high school pupils of 12th grade through the system of metal chemistry exercises.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 377-382. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-2
Pub. Date: April 19, 2018
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Common Issues in High School Student’s Career Decision – Making Choice and Supporting Measurement in Career Consulting
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This study has been conducted on 2131 students of 8 (eight) high schools in urban area and outskirts in Hanoi on the majors, careers decision-making choice of students in the career decision-making process. Survey results show that students have not fully and accurately evaluated their own characteristics related to the majors; career; knowledge; limited understanding of majors, career, university and vocational college; are in issues of resolving conflicts between parents and children when choosing majors, careers; encounter difficulties in making decisions to select suitable majors and careers. As a result of these issues, a half of the surveyed students have not selected the careers and majors. The rest of the students select the majors but most of the choices are not appropriate. On the basis of that results, the study proposes measures and confirms the efficacy of measures on majors, career decison-making of the student.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 370-376. DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-1
Pub. Date: April 19, 2018
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