Conflict Management in Vietnamese Educational Leadership

By Truong Dinh Thang and Kabini Sanga.

Published by The International Journal of Organizational Diversity

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Educational leaders in contemporary Vietnam are affected by a number of forces including changing government policy, Western-centric ideas around democratic leadership, and globalising influences. This paper presents evidence from empirical research that shows that Confucian cultural values have a greater influence than previously thought in terms of leadership and management of conflict in Vietnamese schools. The particular focus of this paper is on how contemporary educational leaders manage conflict and the nature and extent to which this is influenced by traditional Confucian values.

Keywords: Education, Leadership, Confucianism, Conflict Management, Vietnam

The International Journal of Organizational Diversity, Volume 16, Issue 2, June 2016, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 4, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 902.316KB)).

Dr. Truong Dinh Thang

Lecturer and Vice Dean, Faculty of Educational Management and Joint Training, Quang Tri Teacher Training College, Viet Nam

Dr. Kabini Sanga

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand