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Towards a lifelong learning society through reading promotion: Opportunities and challenges for libraries and community learning centres in Viet Nam
International Review of Education – UNESCO Journal of Lifelong Learning (2016)
  • Zakir Hossain
Abstract
The government of Viet Nam has made a commitment to build a Lifelong Learning Society by 2020. A range of related initiatives have been launched, including the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Centre for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL) and “Book Day” – a day aimed at encouraging reading and raising awareness of its importance for the development of knowledge and skills. Viet Nam also aims to implement lifelong learning (LLL) activities in libraries, museums, cultural centres and clubs. The government of Viet Nam currently operates more than 11,900 Community Learning Centres (CLCs) and is in the process of both renovating and innovating public libraries and museums throughout the country. In addition to the work undertaken by the Viet Nam government, a number of enterprises have been initiated by non-governmental organisations and non-profit organisations to promote literacy and lifelong learning. This paper investigates some government initiatives focused on libraries and CLCs and their impact on reading promotion. Proposing a way forward, the paper confirms that Viet Nam’s libraries and CLCs play an essential role in promoting reading and building a LLL Society.
Keywords
  • Learning society Lifelong learning Library Reading and literacy promotion Community learning centres Viet Nam
Publication Date
Spring April 5, 2016
DOI
10.1007/s11159-016-9552-y
Publisher Statement
Springer Netherlands

Citation Information
Zakir Hossain. "Towards a lifelong learning society through reading promotion: Opportunities and challenges for libraries and community learning centres in Viet Nam" International Review of Education – UNESCO Journal of Lifelong Learning Vol. 62 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 205 - 219 ISSN: 0020-8566 (Print) 1573-0638 (Online)
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