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Access and Equity in Higher Education in Light of Bourdieu’s Theories: A Case of Minority Students in Northwest Vietnam

  • Thuy Thi Ngoc Bui
  • Nga Thi Hang Ngo
  • Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen
  • Hang Thu Le Nguyen
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Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 50)

Abstract

The chapter unpacks access and equity in higher education for minority students in Northwest Vietnam. A combination of factors including financial struggles, institutional constraints, socio-cultural and geographical barriers, and language barriers are reported to significantly affect students’ aspirations, access and success in higher education. The chapter suggests the need for policy change for minority students seeking higher education, which is strictly built upon the constant negotiation of their linguistic, socio-economic and educational struggles.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thuy Thi Ngoc Bui
    • 1
  • Nga Thi Hang Ngo
    • 2
  • Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen
    • 3
  • Hang Thu Le Nguyen
    • 4
  1. 1.Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST)HanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Tay Bac UniversitySơn LaVietnam
  3. 3.University of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia
  4. 4.Vietnam National UniversityHanoiVietnam

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