Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Culture and Education Nguyen Dac Vinh has just sent a report to the National Assembly Standing Committee on the “implementation of the 2018 General Education Program for English subjects”. History high school level.
10th grade students at Mac Dinh Chi High School (HCMC) in history class. Photo: Tan Thanh
Regarding the content, the report of the Ministry of Education and Training shows that the structure of the History curriculum in the 2018 General Education Program has changed radically, clearly showing the career-oriented goals; is built according to the main structure is concentric linear combination.
The content circuits of the History curriculum in the 2018 General Education Program are designed according to a system of topics, topics, and learning with content systematizing and consolidating common history knowledge at the educational stage. basic education, while helping students deepen their understanding of core historical knowledge through learning topics and topics about world history, Southeast Asian history, and Vietnamese history (other than with the design of content circuits The History curriculum in the General Education Program 2006 is based on the principle of concentricity according to the national and world history process).
Agreeing with the assessment of the Ministry of Education and Training, the Committee believes that compared with the History curriculum in the General Education Program 2006, the History curriculum in the 2018 General Education Program has many points. new” – Committee for Culture and Education stated.
Chairman of the Culture and Education Committee Nguyen Dac Vinh said that the results of the synthesis of recommendations of voters, people, experts, scientists, and teachers showed that the majority of opinions disagreed with the decision. The introduction of History subject at high school level into an elective subject for the following reasons:
First, History is a particularly important subject, playing a key role in political and ideological education for the young generation; educating patriotism, national self-respect, cultural and historical traditions; foster the capacity to think, act, and behave properly in social life; thereby forming the qualities of Vietnamese citizens and global citizens in the development trend of the times.
Secondly, in terms of age group psychophysiology, high school students (from 15 to 17 years old) have cognitive maturity, better receptivity to the history of the country and the history of Vietnam’s revolution. . This is also the age that determines the formation of worldview, system of views about nature, society, principles and codes of conduct, and human value orientation. In terms of educational science, fostering historical knowledge for high school students is necessary for comprehensive human development, arousing patriotic traditions, national pride, beliefs and aspirations. develop a prosperous and happy country of Vietnamese people. However, if students do not choose history at the high school level (practices show that this number can be up to 50% of students), they will not have access to very important knowledge. important and educational for this age group.
Third, in many countries around the world, History subject in the high school curriculum is always a compulsory subject.
Therefore, the Committee for Culture and Education agrees with the views of the Ministry of Education and Training on listening to the opinions of experts, scientists and people regarding History subject; the need to consider the plan for the teaching of History subject at the high school level and consult the competent authorities in the coming time.
The Committee for Culture and Education believes that History should be identified with a particularly important position in the General Education Program in accordance with the spirit of President Ho Chi Minh’s teachings: “Our people must know our history. origin of the country of Vietnam”; in accordance with the spirit of Resolution No. 113/2015/QH13 dated November 27, 2015 of the National Assembly; at the same time, ensuring the goal of “focusing on ideal education, cultural and historical traditions; forming personality, patriotism and understanding and awareness about national traditions of students and the young generation.
Therefore, it is necessary to absorb the opinions of voters and all classes of people in the direction of stipulating that History is a compulsory subject for upper secondary schools in the 2018 General Education Program with a large amount of knowledge. suitable formula; The design includes historical knowledge (required) and career-oriented knowledge (optional).
The Committee for Culture and Education proposed the Ministry of Education and Training to absorb opinions of the people from all walks of life, the opinions of history experts, and members of the National Assembly, and to prescribe History subjects at the high school level. Communication in the General Education Program 2018 is a compulsory subject with an appropriate amount of knowledge; continue to innovate teaching methods and methods of examination, examination and evaluation of educational results for the subject of History; and at the same time inspire students to love History.
The Ministry of Education and Training is requested to strengthen the propaganda on the General Education Program 2018 in general and the History Program in particular to increase the consensus and support of the society in the implementation. General education program 2018.
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