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Oct 16, 2020 12:00 Noon - Aug 31, 2021 01:45 PM(Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Vietnamese Language Teachers’ Agency in Their Research Engagement

Doing research is one of the mandatory undertakings of faculty members as a way to keep themselves up to date with latest epistemological and ontological shifts in their fields of expertise, reflect on their teaching practices and contribute to their professional development. Drawing on the construct of agency, this study investigates the affordances and constraints in the research engagement of two male Vietnamese teachers of English who work at a private university in Vietnam. One teacher (aged 41) holds a PhD from an overseas institution while the other (aged 30) obtained his master's degree locally. The primary tool used for gathering data is a narrative frame which aims to gain insights into these teachers' research background, experience, levels of research engagement and their perspectives on doing research. The findings reveal the diverse strategies with which the participants exercised their agency in response to both contextual requirements and personal needs for publication. Their practices are contingent on a number of factors including policy-related issues, research capacity, training, and support for research activities. This paper concludes with implications for language teachers and fledgling researchers in applied linguistics in developing and planning their own approaches to research and publication.

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Doing research is one of the mandatory undertakings of faculty members as a way to keep themselves up to date with latest epistemological and ontological shifts in their fields of expertise, reflect on their teaching practices and contribute to their professional development. Drawing on the construct of agency, this study investigates the affordances and constraints in the research engagement of two male Vietnamese teachers of English who work at a private university in Vietnam. One teacher (aged 41) holds a PhD from an overseas institution while the other (aged 30) obtained his master's degree locally. The primary tool used for gathering data is a narrative frame which aims to gain insights into these teachers' research background, experience, levels of research engagement and their perspectives on doing research. The findings reveal the diverse strategies with which the participants exercised their agency in response to both contextual requirements and personal needs for publication. Their practices are contingent on a number of factors including policy-related issues, research capacity, training, and support for research activities. This paper concludes with implications for language teachers and fledgling researchers in applied linguistics in developing and planning their own approaches to research and publication.

Deputy head, Department of Foreign Languages
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University of Economics and Law
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Mrs. Loan  Pham
Lecturer
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Thuongmai University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Ms. Giang Nguyen
Lecturer
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Hanoi National Economics University
Ms. Nguyen  Loan
Vice Head of Division of English Linguistics and Culture Studies
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Hung Vuong University
Student
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University of Languages and International Studies, VNU Hanoi
Teacher
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University of Languages and International Studies, VNU Hanoi
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