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20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh EFL Teachers’ Responses and The Factors Influencing These Responses to English Language Teaching Reforms in Vietnam

Educational change, particularly English language teaching (ELT) pedagogical reforms, has received much attention from language researchers in the era of globalization and internationalization, especially in Vietnam. However, studies related to this issue in Vietnam are still limited. Recognizing the values of the topic, this study was conducted to investigate English high-school teachers' responses to ELT pedagogical reforms, what factors influenced these responses, and if there were any differences in these factors among different groups of participants. The study employed a mixed-method approach. The quantitative data were collected from 102 participants in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The qualitative data were collected from the interviews with 6 teachers, who were recruited based on the mean scores of their practices in response to ELT pedagogical reforms. The results from the questionnaire and the interviews provided the following findings. First, the teachers highly accepted ELT pedagogical reforms. Second, the teachers were strongly affected by the many factors, such as teachers' self-efficacy, teachers' sense of empowerment, institution managers' leadership, and especially students' learning outcomes. Third, Vietnamese teaching and learning culture was a significant factor influencing teachers' responses to ELT pedagogical reforms. Finally, the teachers with different educational qualifications were affected by the factors at different levels. Based on these findings, implications were made for enhancing teachers' teaching practices in response to ELT pedagogical reforms. Keywords: Educational change, English teachers, ELT pedagogical reforms, the influential factors, the Mekong Delta.

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Educational change, particularly English language teaching (ELT) pedagogical reforms, has received much attention from language researchers in the era of globalization and internationalization, especially in Vietnam. However, studies related to this issue in Vietnam are still limited. Recognizing the values of the topic, this study was conducted to investigate English high-school teachers' responses to ELT pedagogical reforms, what factors influenced these responses, and if there were any differences in these factors among different groups of participants. The study employed a mixed-method approach. The quantitative data were collected from 102 participants in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The qualitative data were collected from the interviews with 6 teachers, who were recruited based on the mean scores of their practices in response to ELT pedagogical reforms. The results from the questionnaire and the interviews provided the following findings. First, the teachers highly accepted ELT pedagogical reforms. Second, the teachers were strongly affected by the many factors, such as teachers' self-efficacy, teachers' sense of empowerment, institution managers' leadership, and especially students' learning outcomes. Third, Vietnamese teaching and learning culture was a significant factor influencing teachers' responses to ELT pedagogical reforms. Finally, the teachers with different educational qualifications were affected by the factors at different levels. Based on these findings, implications were made for enhancing teachers' teaching practices in response to ELT pedagogical reforms. Keywords: Educational change, English teachers, ELT pedagogical reforms, the influential factors, the Mekong Delta.

English Teacher
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Cantho University
No moderator for this session!
Ms. Nguyen  Loan
Vice Head of Division of English Linguistics and Culture Studies
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Hung Vuong University
Ms. Trang Ly
English Lecturer
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An Giang University, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City
Ms. Thuy Pham
lecturer
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Nam Cần Thơ university
Mr. Nhan Do
English Instructor
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Gia Viet English Center
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