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ERIC Number: EJ1035907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: EISSN-1443-1475
Vietnamese Higher Education in the Context of Globalization: Qualitative or Quantitative Targets?
Le, Huong Thi Kieu
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, v13 n1 p17-29 2014
The adoption of a more market-oriented economy has paved the way for the Vietnamese education system to undergo continuous change for more than twenty years. This paper sets out: (1) to examine the impacts of globalisation and liberalisation on the education sector in developing countries, with a main focus on Vietnam, and (2) to determine how the education sector in Vietnam adapted to globalisation and liberalisation through an examination of the key reforms implemented in the higher education sector. This paper argues that to adapt to liberalisation, the Vietnamese higher education sector needs to adopt a holistic approach to reform the sector such as reforms in curriculum, access, research and development, and capacity building rather than focus mainly on achieving quantitative targets as outlined in the Higher Education Reform Agenda.
Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society. ANZCIES Secretariat, Curtin University, Box U1987, Perth, WA Australia. Tel: +61-8-9266-7106; Fax: +61-8-9266-3222; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam