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 Nguyen},
  journal={Paedagogica Historica},
  pages={27 - 41}
  • Thuy Nguyen
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Paedagogica Historica
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… Expand


Les relations franco-américaines
Evaluation and Planning
Reforming higher education in a society at war: Wisconsin State University-Stevens Point's Advisory Mission in South Vietnam
  • 1967
Vietnam at school
  • Paedagogica Historica Notes on contributor
  • 1962
Face-à-face culturel au Sud-Vietnam
  • Entre rayonnement et réciprocité, Contributions à l'histoire de la diplomatie culturelle
  • 1954
Her primary research interests are colonial and postcolonial education
  • Thuy Phuong Nguyen received her PhD in Education Sciences in 2013 at the Paris Descartes University
Saigon social ills worry U.S. aides
    The Baccalaureate examination in the Republic of Vietnam
      Until the 1970s, American advisors kept on blaming "the elite system, the old French elite class" and its alleged hold on the national education system