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Spearheading change Throughout the Region
Cambodia is just one of the countries in Southeast Asia where U.S. universities and professors are trying to inspire change. According to United Nations’ statistics, in 2008 only 5 percent of women and 9 percent of men were enrolled in tertiary education in Cambodia. In Vietnam, where statistics are sorely outdated, 8 percent of women and 11 percent of men were enrolled in higher education in 2001. In contrast, Thailand far outshines the rest, with 51 percent of women and 39 percent of men enrolled in 2010. In the various countries the main issues could be improving the quality of teaching and the level of education; helping girls from disadvantaged groups and from rural areas; or encouraging women and girls to continue their studies. One project that is striving to improve the status of women and their education in Vietnam is being undertaken by Loyola University Chicago, which is currently working to improve the teaching level and skills of six Vietnamese nurses. Ultimately the school would like to equip 50 to 60 nurse educators with masters degrees. “By better training the faculty we will help raise the whole nursing profile in Vietnam,” says Patrick Boyle, Loyola’s associate provost and assistant to the president for global affairs and initiatives. The university and Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training began working together on various projects in 2007, and in 2010 the dean of Loyola’s nursing school and several faculty members visited the country to learn about its health care needs. After discussions with Vietnamese officials, it was decided that because Loyola is so successful at training students, the best thing the university could do was work to help professionalize the country’s nursing teaching staff, Boyle says. Nursing is a profession that is not highly regarded in Vietnam, and pay is poor. Those working in the field typically have associates or bachelors degrees. Those Vietnamese nurses who complete the threeyear program with Loyola will receive a master’s degree. The goal is to “help the profession really come into its own,” he says. At the same time, Loyola wants to avoid creating a situation where the nurses will migrate to other countries. Instead the aim is to have them use their
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International Educator - January/February 2012
Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
Finding a Home in Higher Education
Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
New York University Becomes a Global Network University
International Education Fairs
Education Abroad
A View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - From the Editors
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Front Lines
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - In Brief
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Education Abroad
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