Action Research in Vietnamese Schools as a Tool for Teacher Professional Development

Nguyen Hoang Doan Huy, Nguyen Ngoc Quynh Anh, Bui Thanh Dieu


Educational research skill which is considered as a component of professional development competence of Vietnamese teachers, is an indicator of the Vietnamese teacher professional competences standards approved by the Ministry of Education and Training. Many activities have been organizing to enhance the teacher research skills in Vietnamese schools. The article deals with the possibilities of the incorporation of action research – a form of educational research – into teacher professional development; shows a relative status of Vietnamese teachers’ competence on action research; and thus, proposes some orientations on promoting teacher professional development through developing action research skills in Vietnamese schools.

Full Text:



Joseph W. Check; Russell K. Schutt (2011). Research Methods in Education. SAGE Publications.

Kemmis & Mc Taggart (1992). The Action Research Planner (2nd edition). Geelong, Victoria: Deakin University Press. Trong Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion & Keith Morrison. Research methods in Education. London and New York: Routledge.

Elliot (1991). Action research for Educational Change. Open University Press, Bristol, PA.

Nguyen Thi Kim Dung (2015). Teacher education towards the orientation of forming professional competences for teacher students in Vietnamese universities of education. HNUE publisher house.

David Cooper J. (2014). Professional Development: An Effective Research-Based Model, retrived in at 7am, 12Dec2017.

Cabaroglu, N. (2014). Re-Visiting the Theory and Practice Gap through the Lens of Student Teacher Dilemmas. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(2).

Gray, J., & Campbell-Evans, G. (2002). Beginning Teachers as Teacher-Researchers. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 27(1).

Bauman, J. (1996). Conflict or compatibility in classroom inquiry? One teacher’s struggle to balance teaching and research. Educational Researcher, 25 (4), 29-35.

MOET (2014). Guidance document of the Secondary Education Mission for the 2014-2015 school year.



  • There are currently no refbacks.


To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.

Copyright © Macrothink Institute   ISSN 2327-5499