Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Vietnam: An interpretivist study

Xuyen Le

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ECEC teachers are mandated to implement a 21st Century child-centred curriculum for children between 0 to 6 (Sprout.) This qualitative research used grounded theory and open-ended interviews with 12 teachers to develop a theory on how they experience being a teacher. The theory generated elucidates the importance of emotion, relationship and environment. Teachers experience young children's learning as an 'absorbent process' and appreciate that early experiences directly affect adulthood. Teachers identified mindfulness-based interventions to reduce their stress and enhance their classroom performance. Teachers aspire to build an awakened learning environment that moves towards inner happiness, which involves a whole-school approach.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Neylon, Gerardine, Supervisor
  • O'Donoghue, Thomas, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date13 Jan 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023


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