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ERIC Number: ED464688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
The U.S. Community College Model and Vietnam's Higher Education System.
Oliver, Diane
This paper reports on research conducted to determine if United States' community college model can be applied to higher education systems in developing countries. The author examined Vietnam's higher education system and conducted a case study of Can Tho University (CTU) in the Mekong Delta. First, common characteristics found among community colleges across the U.S. were synthesized into a representative model. Next, multiple data collection methods were used to analyze the higher education system in Vietnam and conduct the case study. The U.S. community college model was then analyzed in relation to the CTU case study, Mekong Delta context, and success criteria developed from examining higher education related to problems in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Results of the study indicate that the U.S. community college model has significant potential for relieving some of the difficult higher education challenges in the Mekong Delta and throughout the country of Vietnam. The research design and methods of this study could also be used to conduct research on the potential effectiveness of the U.S. community college model in other developing countries. (Author/KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam