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Vietnam ministries discuss intangible heritage education in schools

Friday, March 27, 2015, 19:20 GMT+7
Vietnam ministries discuss intangible heritage education in schools

Around 60 experts from Vietnam and 13 other Asia-Pacific countries have recently gathered in Hanoi for a regional conference to discuss educating intangible heritage in schools.

At the event held on March 24 by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and UNESCO, the educational ministry said it has guided a pilot program using cultural heritage in education in seven localities across the country since 2013.

However, according Nguyen Van Huy, member of a project titled “Heritage Education in Vietnamese Schools” sponsored by UNESCO, most projects to bring cultural heritage into schools in recent years have not been very efficient due to several obstacles, such as the lack of heritage information sharing from cultural agencies.

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