Language Planning (23/12/2021)

Language planning, and language policy likewise, is one of the two principal aspects of macro sociolinguistics, which functions as a study of language management. Since language only belongs to human-beings, we not only have a good command of it but also positively impact on it in a manner that best serve our communication purposes. Characterized by three basics of language status planning, language corpus planning and language prestige planning, how language planning is conducted in different communities of speech depends on a variety of factors, among which emerge language situations, language attitudes, and relationships between language planning and language policy.
Author: Nguyen Van Khang

The U.S. Grand Strategy and the Position of the Asia-Pacific Region (23/12/2021)

The U.S. grand strategy or global strategy presents its goals, inclusive of economic, political and military - security aspects. It also identifies the highest threats to the national security and sets out countermeasures. The target of maintaining American leadership on the global level therein remains the most prominent, comprehensive and least changing over the past decades. The article examines the U.S. grand strategy and the position of the Asia-Pacific region, especially after the Cold War.
Author: Pham Cao Cuong

Land Information System: International Experience and Lessons for Vietnam (23/12/2021)

Land Information System (LIS), a technical solution to modernize land management on the basis of computerized processing, is an important tool in land financial management. It shall be integrated with the data of many other industries in forming a multi-objective data system for the sake of e-Government. The article reviews the experiences of Singapore, China and South Korea whose land ownership characteristics somehow resemble to those of Vietnam, thereby draws lessons for Vietnam in building a unified land information system to effectively facilitate the national land financial management.
Author: Tran Dinh Nuoi, Nguyen Phuong Thao

Education Policy Responses in the Context of Covid-19: International Experience and References for Vietnam (23/12/2021)

School closure across the world due to Covid-19 outbreak has put students at higher risk of learning loss and increased educational inequality. Several educational policy responses have been initiated to overcome this crisis. Although it has become a major topic of interest among international scholars, very little has been studied in Vietnam. Against this background, the paper reviews educational policy responses to Covid-19 in Europe and Asia, and analyzes Vietnam’s responses from Jan 2020 to Aug 2021. It thereby provides some policy recommendations for Vietnam in the complex and unpredictable context of Covid-19.
Author: Hoang Thu Huong

The Role of Schools in Pupils’ Mental Health Care in Vietnam (23/12/2021)

Mental health care for pupils is a crucial aspect of child care, protection and education. Recent studies have raised awareness of the importance of several mental health problems related to Vietnamese pupils. Part of the educational triangle formed by family, school and society which performs a significant function in childcare, protection and education, schools should pay close attention to pupils’ mental health care. Psychological problems and difficulties in pupils’ life must be explored, consulted, shared and resolved in due time to avoid bad behaviors and consequences, which might affect children’s personality growth and development. Schools also need to implement parallel solutions to improve pupils’ spiritual and emotional life. The paper presents a literature review of Vietnamese pupils’ mental health and ongoing initiatives implemented by schools.
Author: Luong Thi Thu Trang, Lai Thi Thanh Binh

Students’ Idle Time during the Covid-19 Lockdown: A Case Study in Hanoi (23/12/2021)

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of life, including how people use their time. How much the idle time people have and how they consume it may result in different outcomes. For students, social distancing significantly increases their idle time and more or least impacts their work. The paper explores how students spend their idle time and how they grasp the meaning of time before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Author: Dao Thuy Hang

Vietnamese Scholars being Staff of the École Française d’Extrême-Orient (23/12/2021)

The French School of the Far East (École française d’Extrême-Orient - EFEO, 1898-1957) was the first agency for Far East cultural and humanity studies, inclusive of three Indochinese countries. Through its 60 years of existence in Vietnam, apart from French scholars proficient in Chinese and Vietnamese, who were formally trained at universities and major scientific institutes in Paris, EFEO also located Vietnamese staff with erudite knowledge and excellent research ability, also known as the first generation of Vietnamese scholars on Vietnamese studies. Although their names were not necessarily included in all EFEO publications as they held modest positions according to the EFEO personnel regulations, many of them have thereafter been highly recognized by both the French and Vietnamese intellectuals. The paper introduces some Vietnamese scholars who worked for the EFEO during its residence time in Hanoi.
Author: Ngo The Long