For the innovation of educational management, MOET proposes strong decentralisation to increase the autonomy and responsibility of local administration and educational institutions so that they can effectively solve and prevent problem situations. Therefore, a restructuring of central and provincial functions and responsibilities needs to take place, and educational managers at several levels need to be trained in new competencies, such as planning, organisation, human resource management, financial management, etc.
In 2009 VVOB supported NIEM (National Institute for Education Management) to train about 300 school principals on Education Management topics. VVOB encouraged NIEM lecturers to apply Active Teaching and Learning principles when delivering this training.
In 2010 VVOB supported the 300 school principals to visit model schools in other provinces (Quang Ninh and Nghe An). During the study tours, the principals took part to a seminar conducted by NIEM lecturers on “ATL for principals”. The idea was to exchange experiences and get some lessons learned from the previous activities conducted by NIEM and VVOB.
In 2010, the Education Management component did also put the focus on the capacity of the 5 DOETs (Quang Ninh, Thai Nguyen, Nghe An, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai) to support in-service training.
Therefore VVOB trained some lecturers in each province (core groups) to teach different subjects selected by the DOETs:
- Applying ICT in ATL
- Innovation in evaluation and measuring
- ATL for School Principals
- Applying ATL in Environment Education
- Soft skills trainings
The core groups did then deliver these trainings to school managers in their provinces with the support of VVOB.
In 20011, VVOB will continue with the training of DOET core groups. Trainings on ATL will however not only be delivered by the core groups to school managers, but also to in-service teachers in the five provinces
Besides, VVOB/DOET will make ATL training materaials and information on educational management more easily available via open resources. Exchange of experiences among educational professionals working on ATL development will be stimulated.