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The Committee for Culture and Education proposes to make History a compulsory subject

In the report on “the implementation of the 2018 General Education Program for High School History” that has just been sent to the National Assembly Standing Committee and related ministries, the Committee on Culture and Education for that, History subject should be identified with a particularly important position in the General Education Program.

Therefore, it is proposed that the Ministry of Education and Training needs to absorb the opinions of the voters and people of all walks of life in the direction of stipulating that History is a compulsory subject for upper secondary schools in the 2018 General Education Program. with the right amount of knowledge; The design includes historical knowledge (required) and career-oriented knowledge (optional).

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Chairman of the Committee for Culture and Education Nguyen Dac Vinh.

The Committee’s report states “The results of the synthesis of recommendations of voters, the people, experts, scientists, and teachers show that the majority of opinions disagree with the inclusion of History at the high school level as an elective subject.“.

The first reason is that 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.

The Committee also suggested that the Ministry of Education and Training 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.

At the same time, strengthen the propaganda about 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 of the General Education Program. 2018.

When High School History is an elective subject, there are three possibilities:

If students choose History as one of the 5 elective subjects, they will study for a total of 210 periods/3 school years (an increase of 70 hours compared to the 2006 General Education Program).

If a student chooses History as one of the 5 elective subjects, and at the same time chooses the subject of study as History, the student will study for a total of 315 periods/3 school years (increase by 175 hours).

If students do not choose History, they will not take any more classes. General knowledge stops at elementary and middle school curriculum knowledge and integrates in some other subjects. About 140 hours less than the 2006 General Education Program.

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