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Professional development, teacher community and agency in the international school context: the trajectory of a Vietnamese case

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Peng, Sheng-Hsiang Lance  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1825-6146

Abstract

This article explores theories and ideas in the field of professional learning among teacher communities in a reflective lens of my practical experience working in secondary education in an international school in Đông Nam Bộ (Southeast region) in Vietnam. I seek to present observations about professional development (PD) in this Vietnamese case. Specifically discussed are the teacher communities and how they intersect with teachers’ inclinations to work and develop professional abilities. In this reflective account, teacher diversity is also discussed to address the phenomena occurring in this international school. Provided are the theoretical frameworks that guide this reflective piece and teachers’ agencies in PD progresses. The article ends with disentangling the ‘parallel’ school culture of the Vietnamese international school from the insights of PD communities in literature.

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Keywords

3901 Curriculum and Pedagogy, 3903 Education Systems, 39 Education, 4 Quality Education

Journal Title

PRACTICE

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Journal ISSN

2578-3858
2578-3866

Volume Title

ahead-of-print

Publisher

Informa UK Limited