Perceptions of high school administrators, teachers, and staff on their educational action research skills

Authors

  • Hung Thanh Pham Agency for Southern Affairs of Ministry of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Faculty of Science Education, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Anh-Chuong Huynh-Lam Ho Chi Minh City University of Education
  • Y Van Nguyen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47750/jett.2021.12.04.007

Keywords:

educational action research, high school, administrators, teachers, staff

Abstract

Educational action research is becoming more essential and widespread in teacher education programs, with the ability to improve and address administrators' and teachers' professional needs and teaching practices. As a result, educational action research skills are regarded as one of the most essential aspects of doing educational action research. The main objective of the present study is to investigate perceptions of high school administrators, teachers, and staff on their educational action research skills. The study used the 12-item questionnaire to survey 252 respondents (14 administrators and 238 teachers and staff) from high schools in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The results show that administrators, teachers, and staff assess their educational action research skills at a good level. Some of the necessary abilities for doing action research were already present by high school administrators, teachers, and other staff members, while others needed to be developed further. It is highly suggested that educational action research training programs, workshops, and educational policies be implemented to reinforce and promote educational action research skills.

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Published

2021-11-30

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