Bilingual education could help Vietnam close socioeconomic gaps

05/6/2013 | International Herald Tribune

The Vietnamese government is trying to address poverty issues, among ethnic minorities who don't speak the national language, through bilingual education. With the help of UNICEF, Vietnam has piloted programs to help some minority children start learning Vietnamese in primary school. "We see quite remarkable differences in the learning outcomes," said Mitsue Uemura, UNICEF Vietnam's education section chief.

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