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By David M. Ayres

This paintings demanding situations the frequent trust that Cambodia's schooling problem is a part of the dreadful legacy of the Khmer Rouge holocaust within which hundreds of thousands of scholars, lecturers and intellectuals perished. It attracts on an in depth variety of assets.

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In essence, social regulation was the embodiment of the hierarchical political culture and was agreed to in principle, and in conduct, by those it exploited. Traditional 18 The Traditional Setting education broadly reflected and reinforced this pattern of social regulation. The Buddhist notion of the helplessness of the individual served as a central socializing factor. Students were equipped to become citizens in a system in which they were taught to refer to themselves as knjom (slave) and to willingly accept the necessity of their subservience to individuals of higher social status.

She has passed several tollgates and is entering the main highway. . 2 Over time, the optimism subsided. Goodwill was replaced by unattained aspirations, increased disillusionment, political awakenings, and despair. As in many other nations of the developing world, education was pursued in Cambodia with the promise of rapid economic development and modernization. These anticipated successes were not forthcoming, resulting in widespread discontent, especially among the nation’s students. This chapter picks up where the French left off, in the aftermath of the Second World War, with Cambodia moving steadily toward independence.

Like the pesantren of Java, the system promoted social cohesion by maintaining a sense of group identity. 69 The provision of modern education, although slowly accepted by the peasantry, was to irrecoverably compromise the traditional scenario in Cambodia, opening windows where the panorama stretched beyond the local world of the village. State, Society, and Education before Independence 29 The mission civilisatrice was applied to the Cambodian peasantry to the extent that it did not impose on French resources in the protectorate.

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