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 Volume 8, Issue 12 (December 2021), Pages: 126-132


 Original Research Paper

 Title: Diversify thematic organization, extracurricular activities to improve the effectiveness of social skills education for junior high school students

 Author(s): Nguyen Thanh Nhan 1, *, Dinh Thi Kim Thoa 2, Nguyen Sy Thu 1


 1Educational Science Department, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
 2Hanoi National University, Hanoi, Vietnam

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This article proposes an essential solution to improve the quality and effectiveness of social skills education for students at public junior high schools in Ho Chi Minh City, which is the fastest developed city in Vietnam that is demanding better human resources coming out from schools, by analyzing the status quo of managing and conducting these educational activities in 20 schools across the city via mixed-method data collections. The authors approached issues and created that solution from the perspective of practical school leadership and management, due to the fact that most of the recent studies about social skills education focused on concepts and assessment of social skills, or educational practices to deliver and train these skills to students. Based on the concrete theories about the correlation between school leadership and educational effectiveness, as well as the strengths and drawbacks of targeted schools and Vietnamese education, the managerial solution proposed is diversifying thematic organizations and extracurricular activities about social skills for students. 

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 Keywords: Social skills, Life skills, Educational management measures

 Article History: Received 11 August 2021, Received in revised form 23 October 2021, Accepted 24 October 2021


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 Conflict of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


 Nhan NT, Thoa DTK, and Thu NS (2021). Diversify thematic organization, extracurricular activities to improve the effectiveness of social skills education for junior high school students. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 8(12): 126-132

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