While attending the CIES conference in Mexico City, I joined a session relevant to the RISE research programme.
In the last international PISA assessment for math and science, Vietnam outperformed many developed countries, including the UK and the US. Yet Vietnam only has a small fraction of the GDP of these countries. No other low-income country performs at the same level or better than developed countries on an international assessment.
The Comparative and Education Society (CIES) Conference is one of the most prominent events for education researchers. This year’s event was hosted in Mexico City and featured a number of RISE resarchers.
In an interview with BBC Vietnam, Jonathan London (member of the Vietnam Country Research Team) discusses the idea of importing education from Finland, how Vietnam's education reform is more effective, and how there is a "golden opportunity" for education in Vietnam.
The interview has been recorded in Vietnamese and posted on this website with permission by the BBC.
RISE Working Paper 17/017 - Well Begun, but Aiming Higher: A Review of Vietnam’s Education Trends in the Past 20 Years and Emerging Challenges
Paul Glewwe, Principal Investigator on the RISE Vietnam Country Research Team, on the importance of the RISE research in Vietnam and what the team hopes to learn.