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Give Thanh-Thuy T. Nguyen a complicated mathematical problem, and she calculates the answer in a few minutes. But ask her to read a book on curriculum theory and practice, and the native of South Vietnam will pour over the material for hours, looking up definitions. Even after 24 years in America, Nguyen, a college math instructor, is not confident in her English skills.
Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Jennifer Putnam, Dr. Sydney Brown, English, GWU School of Education, IBM, immigrant, Johnson C. Smith University, mathematics, South Vietnam, STEM Resource Center, Thanh-Thuy T. Nguyen, translation
Office of University Communications, "GWU Doctoral Student Pushes Past Language Barrier to Complete Curriculum and Instruction Degree" (2020). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 121.