Change Management In Current Secondary Schools In Vietnam (Case Of Ly Thanh Tong Secondary School, District 8, Ho Chi Minh City)


Nguyen Long Giao
Rector, Secondary school Ly Thanh Tong – Postgraduate at University of Social
Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City.


Currently, due to the impact of the scientific and technological revolution; besides the fourth industrial revolution, education in general and lower secondary education in Vietnam in specific has been changing and transforming in order to adapt to the new age. Educational management and school management play a directional role, which is one of the breakthroughs and decisive factors to the quality and effectiveness of education. And with the comprehensive and all-round impact of the fourth industrial revolution, the trend in change management in middle schools tends to be changed so as to compete on quality and efficiency to meet the increasing needs of learners as well as the increasingly strict requirements of society. By using a group of theoretical research methods and a group of practical research methods, this article focuses on analyzing and clarifying the content of the change management process in schools and the role of principals in school management of Vietnam’s secondary schools, which is shown through the process of leading the renewal of teaching activities at Ly Thanh Tong secondary school, District 8, Ho Chi Minh City. The study also shows the content of change management, the change management process in the school, the principal’s roles in change management in the unit as well as the relationship in the leader ship process, as evidenced by the teaching activities at Ly Thanh Tong secondary school, District 8, Ho Chi Minh City.