Describe Problems Faced By French In Education In Vietnam?
The elites in Vietnam were powerfully influenced by Chinese culture.
To consolidate their power, the French had to counter the Chinese influence. So they systematically dismantled the traditional system and established French schools for the Vietnamese.
Chinese language used by the elites so far, had to be replaced.
There were two broad opinions. Some policy makers emphasized the need to use the French language as the medium of instruction whereas others suggested Vietnamese to be taught in lower classes and French in higher classes. The few who learnt French and acquired French culture were to be rewarded with French citizenship.