Title

Cambodian Youth Perspectives on Social and Educational Barriers: An Exploratory Case Study in a Rural Border Region

DOI

10.32674/jise.vi0.1227

Abstract

This case study examines these barriers using a questionnaire assessing the youth’s attitudes toward education (n = 50). Results indicated that poverty and the pressure to migrate for work remain significant barriers to educational attainment, despite the perceived benefits of education by youth and encouragement by families. Results revealed that inter-educational issues occur despite unclear prevalence, including negative pressures, physical and verbal abuse of students by teachers, teachers charging students fees, and government schools being comparatively less safe and encouraging than home and a local NGO school. These findings can be used to better tailor development aid targeting educational measures, particularly encouraging a shift from convincing rural Cambodians to value education to targeting the contextual barriers that exist.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2019 Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. This article first appeared in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education 8:2 (2019), 130-146.

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Citation Example for Article (Chicago):

Tost, Jeremy, Bob Spires, and Sokleng In. "Cambodian Youth Perspectives on Social and Educational Barriers: An Exploratory Case Study in a Rural Border Region." Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education 8, no. 2 (2019): 130-146.

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