ERIC Number: ED389221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-12
Reference Count: N/A
Language and Institutional Capacity Building in Cambodia: A Case Study of the Faculty of Business in Phnom Penh.
The recent restructuring of the curriculum of the Faculty of Business of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) is described and offered as a model of the kind of reorganization occurring within Cambodia's higher education system. The history of language policy in the higher education system is chronicled briefly, identifying three phases: strong influence of Vietnamese language and curriculum (1980s); resurgence of former French influence (early 1990s); and expanding influence of English (1993-present). The rationale for and structure of the new four-year curriculum at the Faculty of Business, which includes general and business English throughout, are then detailed. The roles of Georgetown University (District of Columbia) in faculty development and of the University of San Francisco (California) in establishing a business law school are noted. The further development of a community-oriented small business training program in cooperation with Georgetown University, and the design of the program, are also described. It is noted that the Faculty of Business is the first academic institution in Cambodia to adopt the Anglo-Saxon curriculum model and English as the primary language taught. Need for further technical assistance in this area is highlighted. (MSE)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Policy, English, Foreign Countries, French, Higher Education, Language Role, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vietnamese
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at an International Conference on Language in Development: The Stakeholders' Perspectives (2nd, Denpasar, Bali, April 12-15, 1995).