ERIC Number: EJ999602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 20
The History and Future of Community Colleges in Vietnam
Le, Anh T.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n161 p85-99 Spr 2013
Since 1986, with the creation of the Renovation ("Doi moi") policy, Vietnam has demonstrated a strong commitment to the improvement of its higher education system. After 25 years of opening its doors to the global educational environment, Vietnam has achieved some notable accomplishments. The country's higher educational system has become more diversified, more accessible, and more open to international cooperation. However, the management structure and quality assurance aspects of higher education still need significant improvement. One of the new and exciting opportunities for Vietnamese higher education is the development of community colleges. Even though colleges have long been a big part of the Vietnamese higher education system, most of them are specialized technical or vocational colleges. The emergence of community colleges, which resemble the U.S. community college model, is a fairly new phenomenon in Vietnam. This chapter analyzes the literature and the Vietnamese government's policies regarding the direction of higher education in general and community colleges in particular. Predictions and recommendations for the future of Vietnamese community colleges are also provided.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, International Cooperation, Multicultural Education, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Educational Development, Vocational Education, Prediction, Models, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam