Through lessons on lifestyle, ethics, law, and economics, Civic Education contributes to fostering citizens’ essential qualities and competencies, particularly emotions, beliefs, awareness, and behavior in accordance with ethical standards and legal regulations. The course also equips students with life skills and the courage to tackle academic and professional challenges, fostering their readiness to shoulder civic responsibilities in both national and global contexts. During the career-oriented education phase (grades 10-12), Civic Education, Economics, and Law become elective subjects tailored to students’ aspirations and career goals.
The overarching objectives of the Civic Education course are to contribute to the cultivation of key qualities in students, including patriotism, compassion, diligence, integrity, and responsibility. Moreover, it seeks to enhance capacities crucial for Vietnamese citizens, with a focus on behavioral adaptability, self-development, and active engagement in socio-economic activities.
In high school, Civic Education, Economics, and Law play a crucial role in advancing the qualities and capabilities students cultivate during lower secondary school. Specifically, these subjects help students develop an understanding of emotions and beliefs related to the ethical values of the nation and the contemporary era. It also assists them in comprehending the national development strategy guided by the Party, and understanding legal provisions regarding citizens’ basic rights and obligations. Students actively and self-consciously engage in learning, labor, and production, aligning their efforts with their individual capabilities. Moreover, they learn to bear civic responsibilities in the implementation of the Party’s guidelines and the State’s laws, demonstrating respect for the rights and obligations of organizations and individuals as outlined by laws.
In addition, students will be encouraged to stay vigilant, adhere to rationality, and be prepared to actively defend reason while opposing detrimental behaviors in society. They will develop the ability to analyze and evaluate their behavior and that of others in relation to ethical and legal standards. Civic Education students will also learn to set goals and follow through to achieve objectives, developing plans for self-improvement to address their own weak points.
Through Civic Education, students will be equipped with the life skills, knowledge, and abilities to analyze, evaluate, and address issues in real-life scenarios. This preparation will assist them in fulfilling their rights, duties, and civic responsibilities in the cause of nation-building, security, and international integration.