PROMOTING CHILDREN’S PARTICIPATION THROUGH DIFFERENT TEACHING METHODS
Khanh, Le Ngoc Tuong
Trang, Bach Linh
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Since Vietnam - the first country in Asia and the second one in the world – ratified Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990, a number of decrees and decisions have been put forth a n d many programs and projects have been organized to realize the children's rights for the best interests of children. In recent years, the Primary Education Sector has organized training sessions, network meetings among schools and localities for the purpose of training and supporting teachers in teaching methodology and extracurricular-activity organizing methods aiming at enhancing students’ learning autonomy and confidence. In fact, achievements in applying the Rights to Survival, Rights to Protection and Rights to Development have been clearly realized. However, there remain difficulties in how to effectively implement the Rights to Participation. The paper provides the general context of teaching and learning at primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City, with a focus on Children Rights to Participation, particularly the right to express their own opinions and suggests ways to implement the Rights to Participation in various educational activities so as to help them promote learning autonomy and confidence in showing their ideas.