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1. The French made consistently systematic efforts to counter various problems in the sphere of education. The textbooks in schools glorified the French and justified colonial rule which was projected as the path to living a successful and modern life.

2. The Vietnamese were represented as primitive and backward, capable of manual labour but not of intellectual reflection. The young minds were made to believe that the Vietnamese could work in fields but not rule themselves; they were ‘skilled copyists’ but not creative.


3. School children were also told that only French rule could ensure peace and prosperity in Vietnam.


NOTE - The French attempted at bringing ‘modern civilization’ from advanced Europe to Vietnam. Education was one such tool of modernizing the Vietnamese. The curriculum at the educational level was manipulated in such a way that the Vietnamese could only acquire qualifications that would create a labour force for the French to carry out their tasks because a highly educated class of Vietnamese would pose a threat to the jobs of the French in Vietnam.


For example- the textbooks often glorified the French and justified colonial rule.


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