“Vietnam’s government schools have attracted a great deal of international attention since the publication of the 2012 PISA student tests. Vietnamese students performed particularly well in science, ranking eighth globally out of 65 participating jurisdictions. Vietnam maintained this position in 2015.

We wanted to investigate what lies behind Vietnam’s learning success and have conducted a policy analysis, reviewed available secondary data, and conducted qualitative fieldwork in four contrasting provinces in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Binh Dinh and Ha Giang…”

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