International Conference Socio-economic Change and Education

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Rapid economic growth over the past decades in a number of developing countries, including Vietnam, has entailed changes in the structure of the economy (e.g. decline in the relative share of agriculture in employment, importance of the informal sector), and society (emergence of middle classes, increased inequalities…). The relationship between education and socio-economic change is often understood as education for social and economic change, and an important body of scientific literature focuses on the benefits of developing education to foster economic growth and social progress. It may also be understood as the changes in skills and competences acquired through education that are required to cope with rapid change in the social and economic arenas, or as the impact of socio-economic change on both the supply and demand of education. It may be viewed as a mutual relationship.

Against this background, an international conference with the main theme Socio-economic Change and Education will be organized by Manpower Training Needs Analysis and Forecast Centre (MATNAF), Vietnam Institute for Education Sciences (VNIES), and French Institute of Research for Development (IRD). It is designed to bring together scholars, researchers, academics, practitioners throughout Vietnam and all over the world in order to share knowledge and experience in the fields of Socio-economic Change and Education.

We highly appreciate VNIES, IRD and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service); NGOs and many organizations and individuals for providing technical and financial support to the conference.