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Political Economy of Schooling in Cambodia : Issues of Quality and Equity (Hardcover)
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The Political Economy of Schooling in Cambodia presents a detailed portrait of the education system in Cambodia. In addition to contextualizing the development of education in Cambodia from a long-term historical perspective, the book addresses issues such as: the local enactment of student-centered pedagogies, the lived experiences of students and teachers, challenges to achieving literacy and numeracy, practices of private tutoring, the rise of education-related civil society and its influence on education policymaking, issues around student dropout, and current themes in higher education and teacher education. This breadth of issues is addressed through recent quantitative and qualitative analyses by scholars long engaged in research in Cambodia. The book's focus on challenges accompanying Cambodia's continued expansion and modernization of its education system makes the findings and lessons presented relevant both within and beyond Cambodia.