• Abstract

    The effectiveness of the educational system depends on the ability of its teachers, and this ability is greatly influenced by the quality of the regulations that control their working conditions. This study systematically analyzes teacher policies in specific Southeast Asian countries, particularly Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore, with a particular focus on the current situation in Vietnam. This research focuses on performing a thorough examination of several aspects of teacher policies, including recruiting, training, salary, and professional development. Based on international examples and current research, this study proposes a detailed strategy to strengthen teacher policies in Vietnam. A primary recommendation is the proposal of a comprehensive Teacher Law, which would provide clear rules, ethical principles, and legal frameworks for educators. The promotion of decentralized administration, recruitment based on merit, and the strategic allocation of teachers is encouraged to address inequalities in distribution. The report recommends a significant investment in continuous professional development programs to guarantee that teachers stay updated on new teaching methods and technology breakthroughs. The significance of offering competitive remuneration, performance-based incentives, and an equitable teacher evaluation system is emphasized as a crucial element in attracting and retaining top-tier educators. This study emphasizes the importance of an open and helpful evaluation procedure that promotes ongoing professional development. This research aims to establish the foundation for the Vietnamese government to enhance its teacher policies, therefore stimulating advancements in the education system and crafting a more promising national future.

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Vuong, H. T. P., Tran, G. T. H., Ha, Q. V., & Pham, H. T. (2024). Teacher policies in Southeast Asia: A comprehensive review and recommendations for Vietnam. Multidisciplinary Reviews, 7(9), 2024195. https://doi.org/10.31893/multirev.2024195
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