Cultural Dimensions which are most unlike U.S.
  • Individualism
  • Long Term Orientation
  • Power Distance


Implications for the Classroom

A Vietnamese student may be less likely to speak up in class, or to acknowledge when s/he does not understand a concept.  S/he may not take initiative for a new project or research topic, without specific direction from a teacher to do so. 

The expectation of the relationship between teacher and student may be more formal.

Classwork that is not directly obviously tied to a learning objective may not be deemed as important, and not given full attention by the student. 

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