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ERIC Number: EJ809343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-2081
Education Reforms in Cambodia: Issues and Concerns
Tan, Charlene
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v6 n1 p15-24 Apr 2007
This paper discusses the key issues and concerns in the Cambodian government's efforts to implement three priority education policies for 2006-2010: ensure equitable access to education; increase quality and efficiency of the education services; and promote institutional development and capacity building for decentralisation. This paper identifies the prevailing problems of low enrolment, high dropout rates and high repetition rates of students in public schools. The paper further explores some concerns which may hinder the government from achieving the desired outcomes in the priority policies: the high opportunity cost of schooling; the heavy education costs due to teachers charging informal fees from students; and the localised socio-cultural setting where transparency, accountability and meritocracy are difficult to achieve.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cambodia