Toward Democratic Schools: The prediction of democratic interaction of stakeholders in Vietnamese secondary schools
Although many studies have addressed democracy in education around the world, so far research on democratic education in the context of communist society has been scarce. In the current study, we aim to clarify the concept of democratic value and its manifestation in Vietnam’s schools. In addition, we aim to gain more insight into how the educational democratic beliefs (EDVs) and behaviors of school managers, teachers, and students can be measured.
- 2017 - 2021
- Tinh Le
- VIED - A Scholarship of Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training
- Le Thi Thanh Tinh MSc - PhD candidate
- prof.dr. W.F. Admiraal - promoter and suppervisor
- dr. E.H. Tigelaar - daily supervisor
The results of this research can be a reference for those who aim to find inspiration for promoting students’ active democratic behaviors in Vietnam's schools. The findings are expected to provide insight into the educational democratic belief of various stakeholders in Vietnam’s schools, and in how these can be measured. In addition, the findings may shed light on possible differences among the stakeholders’ educational democratic belief, and how these relate to, for example, experiences with education and teaching.
This research is expected to provide insight into the educational democratic beliefs and behaviors of various stakeholders in Vietnam’s schools, and in how these can be measured. This project can play a fundamental and pivotal role in identifying how educational democratic beliefs and behaviors can become manifested in a communist society context. In addition, the findings may shed light on possible differences among the educational democratic beliefs and behaviors of different stakeholders in Vietnam’s schools, and on how these relate to each other
What are EDVs identified by teachers, and high school students In Vietnam?
Material and methods
Several sources of data will be used: interviews, observations, field notes, and focus groups. Also, a questionnaire will be developed to measure the democratic behaviors of teachers and students and factors that explain them.