Organisation(s): Center for Global Development (USA); University of Oxford (UK); Australian Agency for International Development; UK. Dept for International Development
Pages: 7 p.
Vietnam - a country in which primary- and secondary-school students’ learning levels reach or exceed those of their peers in far more prosperous nations - will be the subject of an indepth RISE project that seeks to understand how the nation “got it right” in its quest to help students learn. An experienced, multidisciplinary team of nine researchers within and outside of Vietnam will conduct the long-term project. [...] Vietnam’s achievements in primary and secondary education over the last two decades are extraordinary. Out of 65 countries, Vietnam ranked 17th in maths and 19th in reading – surpassing both the United States and the United Kingdom – in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the worldwide scholastic performance measure of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Vietnam’s primary school completion rate is 97 percent, and its lower secondary enrolment rate is 92 percent.