LESSON STUDY IN HIGH SCHOOLS IN EA H'LEO DISTRICT, DAK LAK PROVINCE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION: THE RELATIONSHIP WITH TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Lesson study is a model of teacher training which has been widely applied in high schools in recent years. This study aimed to investigate the practice of lesson study and its role to teachers’ professional development in meeting the requirements of educational innovation. A survey was conducted with a group of 217 high school managers and teachers in Ea H'Leo district, Dak Lak province. The research methods in use were questionnaires and interviews. The findings revealed that lesson study, in general, was implemented effectively in high schools in Ea H'Leo district, Dak Lak. The requirements in each step were basically well-met. However, there still existed some elements of traditional professional activities in the current practice of lesson study. The research results also showed the positive impact of lesson study on high school teachers’ professional development. The findings lead to the fact that high schools need to promote the implementation of lesson study and ensure the conditions required for conductinglesson study.