Perspectives of Vietnamese Students and Teachers Regarding the Preservation of Languages of Ethnic Minorities

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https://doi.org/10.24857/rgsa.v18n9-026

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Ethnic Language, Minority Language, Conservation, Preservation, Ethnic Student, Teacher

Abstract

Background: In today’s globalized world, ethnic minority languages face an increasing threat of extinction, both on a global scale and within specific countries. The urgent need to preserve and promote awareness of these languages among younger generations cannot be overstated.

 

Purpose: The present study was undertaken to investigate the perspectives of students regarding ethnic minority languages, as well as the efforts undertaken by teachers and schools to safeguard and preserve these languages.

 

Methods: A sample of 3,250 ethnic minority students and 646 teachers actively participated in this research, allowing for a rich and diverse range of viewpoints to be gathered.

 

Results: The findings of this study revealed that students hold a deep appreciation for their native languages and possess a keen understanding of the imperative nature of their preservation. It is heartening to note that schools and teachers have also been actively engaged in implementing various initiatives and policies to protect and promote ethnic minority languages.

 

Conclusion: While it is important to acknowledge the existence of challenges and obstacles in this endeavor, the overall results paint an encouraging picture. The fact that students value and embrace their ethnic minority languages, alongside the commitment demonstrated by educational institutions and teachers, provides hope for the continued existence and resilience of these linguistic treasures.

 

Originality/value: It is through the dedication and collective efforts of all stakeholders involved that ethnic minority languages can defy the threat of extinction and thrive for generations to come.

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2024-04-26

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Ha, L. T. K., Le, T. V., Phan, L. T., Nguyen, L. T. B., & Dam, A. T. V. (2024). Perspectives of Vietnamese Students and Teachers Regarding the Preservation of Languages of Ethnic Minorities. Revista De Gestão Social E Ambiental, 18(9), e5862. https://doi.org/10.24857/rgsa.v18n9-026

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