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American Journal of Educational Research. 2019, 7(3), 189-193
DOI: 10.12691/education-7-3-1
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Multicultural Education in Higher Education in Vietnam

Phan Thanh Long1, , Nguyen Thi Hue1, Ho Thi Nhat1, Cao Danh Chinh2, Nguyen Van Tuan3, Dam Thi Van Anh1, Tran Thi Cam Tu1 and Le Thi Thu Ha4

1Faculty of Psychology and Education, Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Vietnam

2Department of Training, Vinh University of Technology Education, Vinh, Nghe An, Vietnam

3Center for Research and Professional Development, Hanoi Metropolitan University, Vietnam

4Faculty of Psychology and Education, Hong Duc University, Thanh Hoa, Vietnam

Pub. Date: March 01, 2019

Cite this paper:
Phan Thanh Long, Nguyen Thi Hue, Ho Thi Nhat, Cao Danh Chinh, Nguyen Van Tuan, Dam Thi Van Anh, Tran Thi Cam Tu and Le Thi Thu Ha. Multicultural Education in Higher Education in Vietnam. American Journal of Educational Research. 2019; 7(3):189-193. doi: 10.12691/education-7-3-1

Abstract

Multicultural education is undoubtedly essential in giving equal educational opportunities to all students and in helping them prepare for the workplace in a globalized and multicultural world today. This article reports major findings from a study conducted with 1850 respondents (23 educational managers, 169 lecturers, 1658 students) who have been working and studying at different universties in major cities in Vietnam. It found that multicultural education objectives and issues were not clearly enunciated by all the investigated universities. Despite acknowledging the values of multicultural education, not all administrators, lecturers, and students were fully aware of the objectives, multicultural topics and approaches in conducting multicultural education. There exists great disparity between current practices and innovative requirements in Vietnamese educational policies. This conundrum demands more input from Vietnamese universities, especially in providing administrators and lecturers with global knowledge and skills regarding multicultural education.

Keywords:
multicultural education Vietnamese university higher education Vietnam

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