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The Political Economy of Primary Education Reform in Cambodia

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This paper examines the quality of primary education provision in Cambodia using a ‘political settlements’ framework developed at the University of Manchester. The framework characterises Cambodia as a ‘hybrid’ settlement with a weak dominant party and predatory administration, albeit with some islands of administrative effectiveness. Such states can achieve developmental progress in circumscribed areas with multi-stakeholder support, but more wide-ranging, top-down reform ...

Author: - September , 2017

Education

Leng, P. (2013). Foreign influence on Cambodian higher education since the 1990s. Mind & Time, Special Issue 2013/2014, 1-29.

Abstract This study examines how foreign influence has affected the Cambodian higher education system following the country’s adoption of a free market economy with multiple party politics over the past two decades. Examining various sources, the study has found that during the first half of the 1990s, foreign influence took two major forms: (1) the adoption of educational reforms initiated by international organizations, and (2) foreign assistance which comes with conditions. After the i ...

Author: - September , 2017

Education

Leng, P. & Pan, J. (2013). The issue of mutuality in Canada-China educational collaboration. Canadian and International Education, 42(2), Article 6, 1-16.

Abstract This paper examines the power relationships in two major Canada-China university linkage programs which ran between 1989 and 2001: the Canada-China University Linkage Program [CCULP] (1989-1995) and the Special University Linkage Consolidation Program [SULCP] (1996-2001). The study adopts the cosmopolitan concept of mutuality as a theoretical lens and employs the analytical method of constant comparison of qualitative data to explore the context surrounding the mutuality evidence ...

Author: - September , 2017

Education

Leng, P. (2014). University linkages and international development assistance: Lessons from the Canada-China Experience. International Journal of Comparative Education and Development, 16(1), 71–89.

Abstract This paper compares two Canada-China university linkage programs, namely the Canada- China Management Education Program (CCMEP) and Canada-China University Linkage Program (CCULP), to examine their historical contribution to the development of Chinese higher education during the 1980s-90s. Two theoretical lenses are employed, world systems theory, and cosmopolitanism. The findings reveal three key differences between the two programs: (1) while the impact of CCMEP was limited to ...

Author: - September , 2017

Education

Leng, P. (2016). Mutuality in Cambodian international university partnerships: Looking beyond the global discourse. Higher Education, 72(3), 261-275.

Abstract This study examines the mutuality issue in international partnership programs between Cambodian universities and universities in France, the USA, Japan and South Korea. It adopts Galtung’s and Held’s four aspects of mutuality as its conceptual framework and follows a qualitative case study research design. The study finds that most partnership programs between Cambodian universities and their French, American and Japanese counterparts manifested each aspect of mutuality to some d ...

Author: - September , 2017