Dr Dong Nguyen

  • Lecturer in Educational Leadership (Educational Leadership & Policy)

Biography

Dong Nguyen is Lecturer in Educational Leadership at the School of Education, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK). He is Programme Leader of two programmes: Masters' Programme in Professional Learning & Enquiry (Educational Leadership) and Postgraduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership & Learning. 

Prior to this post, he was working as a Teacher in Vietnam and then as a Research Associate at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Glasgow, UK. He holds a two-year Master’s degree in International and Comparative Education from Stockholm University, Sweden and a Ph.D. degree in Educational Leadership from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 


Research interests

Dong Nguyen’s research interests include educational leadership and improvements, organisational education, and comparative education. He has conducted empirical research on educational leadership and change in Singapore, Sweden, and Vietnam. 

Dong Nguyen is open to both quantitative methods (e.g., survey design) and qualitative methodologies (e.g., case study, ethnography, and grounded theory methodology). He is particularly keen on employing grounded theory as a methodology for theory building and a method for data analysis. He is interested in theorising individual, organisational and social processes.

Dong Nguyen’s doctoral research adopted grounded theory methodology to conceptualise the process of teachers leading change in the Singapore context. His study contributes a theoretical model of change engagement that describes and explains the process of teachers engaging their peers in planning, implementing, and diffusing educational initiatives in their schools. This model comprises four interrelated concepts (i.e., persuasion, modelling, collaboration, and trust). Persuasion, modelling, and collaboration represent three stages while trust plays a central role in the entire process of change engagement. 


Publications

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Number of items: 15.

2019

Nguyen, D. , Harris, A. and Ng, D. (2019) A review of the empirical research on teacher leadership (2003 - 2017): evidence, patterns and implications. Journal of Educational Administration, (Accepted for Publication)

Nguyen, D. (2019) Exploring the Relationship Between Instructional Leadership and Teacher Competences: Evidence from Singapore Primary Schools. European Conference in Educational Research (ECER 2019), Hamburg, Germany, 03-06 Sep 2019. (Accepted for Publication)

Harris, A., Michelle, J., Nashwa, I. and Nguyen, D. (2019) Middle leaders and middle leadership in schools: exploring the knowledge base (2003–2017). School Leadership and Management, (doi:10.1080/13632434.2019.1578738) (Early Online Publication)

Nguyen, D. (2019) Using Grounded Theory Methodology to Theorise Change Processes. BELMAS Annual Conference 2019, Hinckley, UK, 12-14 Jul 2019.

Chen, W., Teo, M. H. and Nguyen, D. (2019) Singapore parents’ use of digital devices with young children: motivations and uses. Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, (doi:10.1007/s40299-019-00432-w) (Early Online Publication)

Harris, A., Nguyen, D.T. , Jones, M. and Ng, D.F.S. (2019) A contemporary review of teacher leadership literature: Evidence, implications, and future directions. In: Weinsten, J. and Munoz, G. (eds.) Leadership and School Improvement. Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales. (In Press)

2017

Nguyen, D. T. , Ng, D. and Yap, P. S. (2017) Instructional leadership structure in Singapore: a co-existence of hierarchy and heterarchy. Journal of Educational Administration, 55(2), pp. 147-167. (doi:10.1108/JEA-05-2016-0060)

Nguyen, T. D. (2017) Teachers Leading Change: A Theoretical Model of Change Engagement. European Conference on Educational Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, 22-25 Aug 2017.

Nguyen, T. D. (2017) The Influence Process of Teacher Leadership in Singapore Primary Schools. Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore, 31 May - 2 Jun 2017.

2016

Nguyen, T. D. (2016) About Consistency Between Research Paradigm and Strategy in Educational Enquiry. NIE Graduate Student Conference, Singapore, 15 Oct 2016.

Nguyen, T. D. (2016) A Contemporary Review of Research on Teacher Leadership. European Conference on Educational Research, Dublin, Ireland, 23-26 Aug 2016.

2015

Ng, D., Nguyen, D. T. , Wong, B. K. S. and Choy, W. K. W. (2015) A review of Singapore principals’ leadership qualities, styles, and roles. Journal of Educational Administration, 53(4), pp. 512-533. (doi:10.1108/JEA-08-2013-0085)

Ng, F. S. D., Nguyen, T. D. , Wong, K. S. B. and Choy, K. W. W. (2015) Instructional leadership practices in Singapore. School Leadership and Management, 35(4), pp. 388-407. (doi:10.1080/13632434.2015.1010501)

2014

Nguyen, T. D. (2014) The Art of Leading Change: A Case Study of a Singapore Principal. Graduate Student Conference, Singapore, 20 Sep 2014.

Nguyen, T. D. and Ng, D. F. S. (2014) Applying the Rasch model to investigate Singapore principals’ instructional leadership practices. Leading and Managing, 20(2), pp. 1-26.

This list was generated on Sun Dec 15 17:28:56 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Nguyen, D. , Harris, A. and Ng, D. (2019) A review of the empirical research on teacher leadership (2003 - 2017): evidence, patterns and implications. Journal of Educational Administration, (Accepted for Publication)

Harris, A., Michelle, J., Nashwa, I. and Nguyen, D. (2019) Middle leaders and middle leadership in schools: exploring the knowledge base (2003–2017). School Leadership and Management, (doi:10.1080/13632434.2019.1578738) (Early Online Publication)

Chen, W., Teo, M. H. and Nguyen, D. (2019) Singapore parents’ use of digital devices with young children: motivations and uses. Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, (doi:10.1007/s40299-019-00432-w) (Early Online Publication)

Nguyen, D. T. , Ng, D. and Yap, P. S. (2017) Instructional leadership structure in Singapore: a co-existence of hierarchy and heterarchy. Journal of Educational Administration, 55(2), pp. 147-167. (doi:10.1108/JEA-05-2016-0060)

Ng, D., Nguyen, D. T. , Wong, B. K. S. and Choy, W. K. W. (2015) A review of Singapore principals’ leadership qualities, styles, and roles. Journal of Educational Administration, 53(4), pp. 512-533. (doi:10.1108/JEA-08-2013-0085)

Ng, F. S. D., Nguyen, T. D. , Wong, K. S. B. and Choy, K. W. W. (2015) Instructional leadership practices in Singapore. School Leadership and Management, 35(4), pp. 388-407. (doi:10.1080/13632434.2015.1010501)

Nguyen, T. D. and Ng, D. F. S. (2014) Applying the Rasch model to investigate Singapore principals’ instructional leadership practices. Leading and Managing, 20(2), pp. 1-26.

Book Sections

Harris, A., Nguyen, D.T. , Jones, M. and Ng, D.F.S. (2019) A contemporary review of teacher leadership literature: Evidence, implications, and future directions. In: Weinsten, J. and Munoz, G. (eds.) Leadership and School Improvement. Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales. (In Press)

Conference or Workshop Item

Nguyen, D. (2019) Exploring the Relationship Between Instructional Leadership and Teacher Competences: Evidence from Singapore Primary Schools. European Conference in Educational Research (ECER 2019), Hamburg, Germany, 03-06 Sep 2019. (Accepted for Publication)

Nguyen, D. (2019) Using Grounded Theory Methodology to Theorise Change Processes. BELMAS Annual Conference 2019, Hinckley, UK, 12-14 Jul 2019.

Nguyen, T. D. (2017) Teachers Leading Change: A Theoretical Model of Change Engagement. European Conference on Educational Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, 22-25 Aug 2017.

Nguyen, T. D. (2017) The Influence Process of Teacher Leadership in Singapore Primary Schools. Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore, 31 May - 2 Jun 2017.

Nguyen, T. D. (2016) About Consistency Between Research Paradigm and Strategy in Educational Enquiry. NIE Graduate Student Conference, Singapore, 15 Oct 2016.

Nguyen, T. D. (2016) A Contemporary Review of Research on Teacher Leadership. European Conference on Educational Research, Dublin, Ireland, 23-26 Aug 2016.

Nguyen, T. D. (2014) The Art of Leading Change: A Case Study of a Singapore Principal. Graduate Student Conference, Singapore, 20 Sep 2014.

This list was generated on Sun Dec 15 17:28:56 2019 GMT.

Supervision

Dong Nguyen welcomes potential postgraduate students interested in undertaking research in the field of educational leadership, especially in the following areas:

  • Educational change and improvements;
  • Digital leadership;
  • Leadership models (e.g., Instructional Leadership and Teacher Leadership);
  • Theorising leadership / change processes.

Dong Nguyen is currently supervising two doctoral students and six master's students. He is open to invitations to serve as an examiner of doctoral/PhD theses focusing on the aforementioned areas of research. 


Teaching

Dong Nguyen mainly teaches courses within the Master’s programme in Professional Learning & Enquiry and Pg.Cert Teacher Leadership & Learning.

Dong Nguyen is Programme Leader of two programmes:

You are welcome to contact him if you have any enquiries regarding these two programmes.