To counter the Chinese influence what steps did the French take in the sphere of education?
Question.

To counter the Chinese influence what steps did the French take in the sphere of education? What were the two broad opinions on this question? [CBSE 2012]


Solution:

(1) To counter Chinese influence, the French took the following steps:

1.They dismantled the traditional education system of Vietnam.

2.They established French school of Vietnamese.

3.They propagated Western culture among Vietnamese youths.

4.The few who learnt French and acquired French culture were to be rewarded with French citizenship.

(2) Two broad opinions:

1.Some emphasized the need to use the French language as medium of instruction.

2.Others were opposed to French being the only medium of instruction. They suggested French to be taught in higher classes and Vietnamese in lower classes.
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