Qualitative Video Study of Teaching and Learning Competencies in Vietnam: Some Initial Findings

The RISE Vietnam Country Research Team is performing a qualitative video study that is collecting data in math and literature classes in 20 secondary schools in 10 provinces in Vietnam in order to understand teachers’ pedagogical practices and how they are related to both learning outcomes and learning competencies, a focus of the new reforms in Vietnam. The study includes:

Progress on Human Capital Requires Accelerating Progress on Learning and That Requires More Than "More of the Same"

A welcome feature of the World Bank’s new Human Capital Index (HCI) is that both learning and schooling are built in. This improves on previous development benchmarks that did not include a learning goal at all (the MDG for primary completion) and the