The policy cycle and vernacular globalization: a case study of the creation of Vietnam National University - Hochiminh City

Ngo, Thanh Minh, Lingard, Bob and Mitchell, Jane (2006) The policy cycle and vernacular globalization: a case study of the creation of Vietnam National University - Hochiminh City. Comparative Education, 42 2: 225-242. doi:10.1080/03050060600628082

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Author Ngo, Thanh Minh
Lingard, Bob
Mitchell, Jane
Title The policy cycle and vernacular globalization: a case study of the creation of Vietnam National University - Hochiminh City
Journal name Comparative Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-0486
0305-0068
Publication date 2006-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03050060600628082
Volume 42
Issue 2
Start page 225
End page 242
Total pages 19
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Carfax Publishing
Language eng
Subject 13 Education
Abstract This article examines the policy cycle and vernacular globalization in the context of higher education reform in Vietnam. Through an analysis of the development of the Vietnam National University - Hochiminh City as part of the post-1986 reconstruction of Vietnamese higher education, the article considers the complex interrelationship between globalized policy discourses, national interests and history in Vietnam, and the specific politics of policy implementation within one institution. Vietnam National University - Hochiminh City was created through an amalgamation of a number of smaller universities, and against the backdrop of social and economic restructuring aimed at promoting industrialization and a market orientation within socialist governance. The article reveals the dynamic tension between these local and global influences on higher education policy and practice, and more specifically, the dilemmas associated with top-down policy implementation when a new organization consists of older organizations with powerful provenance and reputations. In so doing the article demonstrates the necessity to globalize policy theory.
Keyword Education & Educational Research
Education Policy
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
School of Education Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 5 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 7 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 111 Abstract Views, 2 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 13 Aug 2007, 16:11:13 EST