Viet Nam News by Tuấn Nguyễn HÀ NỘI - From the outside, the Thành Nguyễn Hair Salon looks like any other. But a few minutes after you venture inside, you notice something unusual about this apparently run-of-the-mill establishment on Phạm Hồng Thái Street. The familiar noises are there - the clickety-click of metal scissors, the white noise of blow-dryers. Then it dawns on you that many familiar noises are missing. The place is strangely silent. No one is talking to each other. Well, they are, but not in words, just a flurry of had gestures and movements that make the reason clear. All the hairdressers, including the owner, Nguyễn Thái Thành, are hearing and speech impaired. Then the place loses its run-of-the-mill character, and becomes inspiring. How do they get around this huge disadvantage of not hearing and speaking? More importantly, how can customers communicate with them and leave the salon feeling satisfied? "I write down my ideas on what I want my hair to look … [Read more...] about Tough odds put hair on the chest of a barber
Important roles of a teacher
The Hanoitimes - Hanoi Department of Education and Training recently focuses on the important role of counselling in schools that has been accepted by most stakeholders, including parents, teachers and administrators. Two years ago, a pilot project of the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, carried out in collaboration with international NGO Plan International, opened a counselling room for students in 20 schools city-wide. However, after the project ended, the schools could not afford further investment and lacked funds to pay for counselling staff, said Hoang Thi An, headmistress of the Co Loa Secondary School. An said her school was trying to find ways to continue providing the service. She said that for several years now, school administrators had been handling an increasing number of conflicts between students. Since the school opened a counselling room in 2014, teachers were more relaxed and had become more skilful in dealing with students and parents when problems … [Read more...] about Hanoi pays attention to role of counselling in schools
(CPV) - With the two basic functions of research and education, museums have become a special educational tools and cultural institutions, contributing to the implementation of a strategy for human development. On the sidelines of a seminar titled "Museums and educating pupils", which was held in Hanoi to mark the international museum day (May.18), correspondents from the Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper talked with participants about the role of museums in educating pupils. * Ms Le Thi Minh Ly, deputy head of the Cultural Heritage Department: Paying attention to promoting activeness of museums in present situation. As a state administrator of museums, we appreciate the improvement of museums, which has contributed to attracting more Vietnamese and foreign visitors. Presently, it is necessary for museums to actively renovate to make activities to further appeal to people, especially youth. We will orient activities of museums in the centre and localities. The Cultural … [Read more...] about Promoting role of museums in educating pupils
Talk Around Town (11-10-2009) Lack of male teachers reinforces stereotypes by Ha Nguyen Chu Hoang Tung's parents were very surprised to see a man teaching their son's class when Tung entered the fifth grade at Le Ngoc Han Primary School. Tung's mother Nguyen Thi Thoa says she had never seen a male primary school teacher when her older daughter, now a university student, was in school. But, she said, "My son's studies have been excellent this year since he's been learning with a male teacher." "It's very interesting to learn from a man," added fifth-grader Tung. "He is very sympathetic, particularly with the boys in the class. He's my idol. We can talk with him about many private male issues." In Viet Nam, female teachers vastly outnumber their male colleagues. The imbalance is seen as harmless by a lot of Vietnamese, but educational experts think the shortage of male role models in education has detrimental effects on the development of rounded personalities. Nguyen Ha Thanh, a … [Read more...] about Lack of male teachers reinforces stereotypes
VietNamNet Bridge – Experts believe that the biggest problem in Vietnam's education now is that teachers cannot act as educators, but they just simply are the "teaching workers." The "tho day" (teaching workers) has been invented recently, used to talk about the teachers, who simply provide knowledge to students year after year, thus turning themselves into the teaching machines with no emotion, no feeling and no care about students. The teaching workers just try to go to school every day to give lessons every day, fulfill the duties assigned by the schools and then return home after teaching hours.Professor Nguyen Minh Thuyet, Chair of the National Assembly's Committee for the Education, Youth and Children, has noted that teachers have forgot that they are the educators. NN, a teacher of a high school in Hanoi said that she reasoned with a colleague while they both served as the proctors at an exam. When discovering a student copying from textbook, NN asked the student to put … [Read more...] about What “teacher” means â educators or teaching workers?