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ERIC Number: EJ901499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
National Unity and Ethnic Identity in a Vietnamese University
Tran, Linh T.; Walter, Pierre G.
Comparative Education Review, v54 n4 p483-511 Nov 2010
In this article, the authors discuss the ways in which Vietnam's educational policies for ethnic minorities are enacted in the bachelor of arts (BA) program in ethnic minority cultures (EMC) at the Hanoi University of Culture (HUC). Hanoi University of Culture is one of only two universities in Vietnam that offer this program. Although the BA is open to Kinh majority students, it is primarily intended for ethnic minority students who will be employed as government "cultural cadres" in minority areas upon graduation. In this study, the authors examined: (a) government and institutional policy on education for ethnic minority students; (b) BA program curricula; (c) faculty perspectives; and (d) ethnic minority students' self-perceptions of their educational experience in the program. Following an overview of recent theorizing on ethnic relations, the state and educational policy, and an explanation of study methodology, the authors detail Vietnam's national policy framework and present findings of empirical research conducted at HUC. The authors conclude with a discussion of study implications, with reference to theoretical debates on ethnicity and education in other socialist and nonsocialist states in the region. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure, and 13 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vietnam