Commitment to Core Values in Professional Development in ELT Contexts: A Case Study
Keywords:commitment, core values, professional development, ELT
The need to continue professional development will increase in all professions. Recent studies have been conducted in an effort to emphasize the role of core values in guiding action steps in teachers’ professional development plans. This paper focuses on the exploration of commitment to core values in professional development in the local ELT context in HCMC, Vietnam. The results were based on the qualitative data from the six interviewees who were the exemplars previously selected for their long service of more than five years to establish an insight into the faculty's core values. The findings are recommended as the basis for building standards of professional conduct in the local ELT context.
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