Journal article

Implications for the child friendly schools policy within Cambodia's cultural and primary school context

Elizabeth King

ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

This paper examines how culture impacts upon pedagogic practice in Cambodian primary schools. Acknowledging that there is an increasing homogeneity of ideas focusing on constructivist pedagogical approaches as the most effective means of achieving improvements in education quality globally, this study investigates the extent to which the Cambodian Ministry of Education’s constructivist pedagogy embedded in its Child Friendly Schools policy was adopted in the schools in this study. Using a case study methodology data were collected, primarily, through student focus groups and interviews with educators in three government primary schools located in different geographical areas. Findings identi..

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