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HCM City, (VNA) –
New Zealand education officials shared their experience in education reform with Vietnam during a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on November 18.

According to Steven Joyce, New Zealand Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, his country’s education renovation focuses on such issues as decentralisation - increasing the self-control of headmasters and lecturers and setting up a close responsibility framework.

The country has also built an education programme to national standards and increased the engagement of parents at schools, said Joyce, who is also Minister of Economic Development, Regulatory Reform and Science and Innovation.

He highlighted that New Zealand has always taken the development of education as the foundation of the country’s prosperity, adding that core targets of New Zealand’s education system are promoting creativity and ceaseless innovations and bettering learning quality.

He also stressed the importance and active role of school leaders, adding that New Zealand always encourages them to seek solutions to their schools’ own problems to meet the specific development requirements.

Meanwhile, Assistant Prof. Dr. Duong Anh Duc, Vice Director of the Ho Chi Minh City-based National University said he hopes through the conference, leaders of Vietnamese schools can learn educational renovation experience from New Zealand to apply to specific conditions in Vietnam.

During the event, participants also discussed the role of school leaders in speeding teaching-learning and curriculum reforms, as well as building a long-term cooperation among lecturers and heads of faculties.

They also shared experience in defining strategic goals and the significance of fostering partnership in enhancing education leadership efficiency.-VNA