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ERIC Number: EJ939041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
"Doi Moi" (Renovation) and Higher Education Reform in Vietnam
Thanh, Pham Thi Hong
International Journal of Educational Reform, v20 n3 p210-225 Sum 2011
Vietnam has experienced significant social, economic, political, and educational changes during the last two decades since the "Doi Moi" policy was implemented. To respond to new requirements required by the global economy, Vietnamese education has undergone remarkable reforms. This article critically examines these reforms in three areas: teaching and learning, curriculum, and governance. New reforms have, to a great extent, demonstrated incredible ingenuity in responding to market requirements and helped to develop a strong labor force for Vietnam. However, pressures to update the education system quickly have brought about severe problems. The article discusses failures in advancing learning practices, and it raises concerns about both the low quality and the poor cohort of teaching staff as main issues facing Vietnamese education. This discussion provides policymakers with useful hints to develop healthy educational policies in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam