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Vietnamese higher education lecturers participate in a workshop, facilitated by Professor John dirkx, on inquirybased teaching at can tho university.

skills to help develop the nursing profession in their homeland, he says. The program began this year with six nurses, five of whom are female, spending the summer in Chicago, where they took intensive English courses each morning and nursing courses in the afternoon. The group has since returned to Vietnam, where they take online courses, and faculty from Loyola plan to visit the country for two to three weeks at a time. Because most of the nurses work full time and have families and children, “it would be impossible for them to come to Chicago for three years,” Boyle says. Another cohort of students is expected to start the program next year. Through the program, Loyola aims to “elevate the level of learning” in Vietnam, says Judith Jennrich, director of the acute care program at Loyola’s Niehoff School of Nursing. “There’s not really any opportunity for advanced education in the country.” At the end of three years, the group will return to Chicago for the summer, and then each student will need to be able to pass a comprehensive nurs-

ing exam. With that background, they should be able to get into a PhD program for even more advanced education, Jennrich says. The Loyola project reflects one of the major problems in Vietnam—the need for more professional, better trained faculty members. “There are many young, inexperienced lecturers,” says John Dirkx, an associate professor in the higher, adult, and lifelong education program at Michigan State University in East Lansing. MSU has worked with Can Tho University in Can Tho city, Vietnam, for years on various projects, and Dirkx has given about 10 to 12 faculty development workshops in the country over the past five years. The majority of those faculty members who take part are young women. In Vietnam, many community colleges are quickly being transformed into universities to try to meet the demand for higher education, yet many of the faculty members only have a bachelor’s degree. To obtain an advanced degree, students typically need to study abroad. In many cases, young women are hired to teach at universities right after they graduate, he says. They

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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 - Front Lines
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - In Brief
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