Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2016

Journal Title

Walailak Journal of Asian Studies

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

32

Abstract

As globalization moves higher education worldwide toward international confluence, local imperatives are sometimes overlooked in favor of indiscriminate norms. This study explored forces that impact higher education in an emerging educational center, especially as they are identified by students within that system. The findings revealed three areas of importance to the participants: a) the deep and continuous evolution of the education system in Cambodia, b) the value of social support systems, and c) the influence of a complex ethical system. The third area showcases the opposition between global forces of confluence and local values in higher education, and offers thoughtful practitioners the opportunity both to reconsider their own preconceptions and to work together with students and others to shape future systems in emerging higher education.

Keywords

Globalization, higher education, Cambodia


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