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Health literacy: Perspective of Vietnamese students in Australia


Doan, T and Le, Q, Health literacy: Perspective of Vietnamese students in Australia, Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 257-264. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Due to widespread globalisation, the number of students studying abroad is escalating dramatically. Vietnamese students also contribute significantly to the increasing number of international students who mostly come from developing countries with the hope of obtaining qualified education in developed countries such as American, Australia and United Kingdom. This chapter reports a study about Vietnamese students‘ views on conceptual and functional aspects of health literacy. Using data from semistructured interviews and focus group discussions, this study offers insightful knowledge on cultural issues that influence health literacy from the Vietnamese students‘ perspective. Some implications for improving Vietnamese students‘ health literacy are also suggested based on the findings of this study.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Health literacy, perspective, Vietnamese, international students
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Doan, T (Ms Thao Doan)
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
ID Code:102624
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-09-01
Last Modified:2017-10-17

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