The rivalry of the French and American educational missions during the Vietnam War

  title={The rivalry of the French and American educational missions during the Vietnam War},
  author={Thuy-Phuong-Tram Nguyen},
  journal={Paedagogica Historica},
  pages={27 - 41}
From 1955 to 1975, the French and the Americans were both active in the educational field in South Vietnam, but their objectives were different. The French were concerned with preserving their influence with the Vietnamese elites and relied on the Mission Culturelle – the heir of the colonial Direction of Education – and its prestigious high schools. The Americans wanted to improve the level of education of the population and strived to reform the Vietnamese administration in order to make… 


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