Building capacity of Vietnam schools to implement fundamental and comprehensive reforms: Designing and piloting interventions through professional development

Building capacity of Vietnam schools to implement fundamental and comprehensive reforms: Designing and piloting interventions through professional development

Phase 2

Summary of project:

  1. To identify the training and development needs of school principals and teachers in order to implement reform/renovation policies in the 3 regions of Vietnam (North, Central and South)
  2. Using data from 1 above, design and implement appropriate programmes of tailored interventions for diverse school contexts in Vietnam
  3. Provide programme of knowledge exchange and skills training for ‘train the trainers’ professional development for project partners (including universities) core school leaders and teachers from pilot schools as an integral part of the intervention programmes
  4. Provide a programme of interventions in selected pilot schools using Research-Design-Development and action learning cycle to change and improve teaching and management/leadership practices
  5. Pilot and evaluate the programmes with a view to adapting and scaling them system-wide in a subsequent stage

Overall objective is with our Vietnamese partners (including the Government Research Branch, VNIES, and Vietnam National University, Hanoi, and SEAMEO, UoE HCMC and College of Education, Hue University) to substantially influence the trajectory of the implementation of Vietnam’s educational reform/renovation in pilot schools, and after evaluation, to develop a number of variant models of school improvement to scale-up across the system of Vietnam.

PI and Co-Pis - International Collaborators

PI – Professor Clive Dimmock

Co-PIs – Professor Michele Schweisfurth and Professor Chris Chapman

Vietnam Partners

1. University of Education, Vietnam National University  (Hanoi) (UoE VNU).

Prof. Nguyen Quy Thanh

Rector,

University of Education, VNU.

Tel:0913069788 (cell phone); Email: longlk@vnu.ed.vn 

2. Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences (VNIES)

Prof.Dr.Tran Cong Phong – Director General of VNIES; Tel: 844 38222639; Email: tcphong@moet.edu.vn; hoptacquocte.vnies@gmail.com

3. Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization 
Regional Training Center in Vietnam (SEAMEO RETRAC)

Do Thi Hoai Thu, Ph.D. (Ms.)

Dean, Division of Education

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization

SEAMEO Regional Training Center (SEAMEO RETRAC)

35 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1, HCMC, Vietnam

Tel.: (+84-8) 3824 5618 (Ext: 107)

Fax: (+84-8) 3823 2175

Email: dththu@vnseameo.org

Website: www.vnseameo.org

4. University of Eduction, HCMC

Dr Hien Phan, Dean, Early Childhood Education, University of Education

280 An Duong Vuong Street, Ward 4, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel : 84-838 352020-173

Email: ptthien@hcmup.edu.vn

Website: http://www.hcmup.edu.vn

5. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi Tu Anh,

Deputy Head,The Office of Science, Technology, and International Cooperation, College of Education, Hue University.

34 Le Loi St., Hue City, Vietnam.

Tel.: 84.54.3825004

Email: tuanh.tran@yahoo.com

Website: http://www60.dhsphue.edu.vn:88

6. Truong Dinh Thang, PhD

Vice Rector

Quang Tri Teacher Training College

Phone: +84.912299457


Start and End Date

mid-April 2017- 31st Oct. 2018


Funder and Funding Amount

Three funders –

ESRC-IAA – £27, 770

Head Foundation, Singapore - £60,000

British Council, Vietnam - £15,000


Related Publications

Dimmock, C. (2016). The cautionary tale of Vietnam’s radical reform. Times Educational Supplement (June 22). Available at http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_473224_en.pdf

Dimmock, C. & Colleagues (2016). Capacity building through professional development and collaborative research to enable educational reform implementation in Vietnam. Report of Phase 1 of Research Project. Glasgow: University of Glasgow (Unpublished).


Associated Blogs or Twitter feeds

Supporting system change: Implementing school transformation in Vietnam. ROC- E-bulletin July 2016