Thesis / Dissertation

Negotiating spaces for young students as informed and active citizenry: Discourses on schooling and individual’s aspirations in contemporary Cambodia

Pheaktra Pich, Hernan Cuervo (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Young people in Cambodia are faced with multiple uncertainties including how to exercise their rights as active citizens in a self-acclaimed democratic state. They are living in unfavourable socio-political contexts for civic participation (that is, active participation negatively connotes politics synonymously as arrests, risks and death) as well as a discouraging cultural backdrop (for instance, age and knowledge hierarchy). In addition, any discussions of politics-related issues as well as on government’s policy and performance are often viewed too political and are rarely expressed in public and on school campus. This study is set to contribute both to the practices of active citizensh..

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