VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2019

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Teacher Perception of Education Leadership in Higher Education in Vietnam
Lan THI Nguyen, Tung Ngoc Vu

Building: B
Room: B501
Date: 2019-10-12 09:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Last modified: 2019-09-19

Abstract


Educational research is an attractive field of international researchers; however, relevant studies on educational leadership in Vietnam have been rare (Truong, 2017). As globalization has had a role in Vietnam since the late 20th century (London, 2011), it has brought about changes in all aspects of life. In light of Higher Education Reform Agenda (HERA) created to transform education leadership, teaching methods and shape new labour force generation; the aim of this research is to find out the Vietnamese teachers’ perception of culture of leadership in Higher Education in terms of the effectiveness of global integration in general education as well as adaptation of Vietnamese education. Also, the study seeks the teachers’ voices on leadership board to demand training and development important for their professional growth. More importantly, some recommendations for leaders of Higher Education in Vietnam are suggested. To achieve those goals, this research employs the qualitative paradigm, coupled with semi–structured interview with a sample of five Vietnamese teachers regions who are English lecturers in various Vietnamese public universities and colleges. The interviews were centred around their illustration of working experiences in contexts and changing perceptions in career. Due to geographical distance, all interviews were conducted online, recorded and then transcribed. The findings will be analysed with many different points of view about leadership according to three defined goals above. The implications for teacher education and educational policy will be suggested


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