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ERIC Number: EJ1055553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
Higher Education Learning Experiences among Vietnamese Immigrant Women in Taiwan
Wu, Ya-Ling; Wu, Hsing-Chen
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v65 n2 p133-151 May 2015
Based on a sociocultural approach to adult learning and poststructural feminist theories, this study draws on interviews with 11 married Vietnamese women to explore the higher education learning experiences of Vietnamese immigrant women in Taiwan. On the basis of their husbands' permission and support, Vietnamese immigrant women embraced the instrumental value of education and pursued higher education to play their expected motherhood roles. During the higher education learning process, the women persevered in learning with resilience, negotiated their voices and cultural identity, and fulfilled multiple roles. Participating in and even completing higher education in Taiwan empowered these women through learning based on their bicultural competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; Vietnam