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Title: Becoming and being academic women in Cambodia: Cultural and other understandings
Contributor(s): Maxwell, Thomas W  (author); Nget, Sokhany (author); Am, Khunty (author); Sreyleak, Peou (author); You, Songly (author)
Publication Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2015.1042215Open Access Link
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Abstract: Cambodia's higher education is under development. This is the first study of the role of women teaching in a university in Cambodia. There has been many studies of academic women in western countries and these guided the 16 interviews in Khmer that were carried out by young female researchers, translated by them and then analysed with the assistance of NVivo. Becoming an academic for many Cambodian women meant support from their parents and others close to them. Receipt of an international scholarship may have been critical. Perhaps the most important issue for these academic women was the need to balance demands on their time. Teaching hours could be negotiated, potentially at least, but only where the student numbers warranted it. An affirmative action approach appears to have developed at one of the two universities. Areas for future research are identified.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Cogent Education, 2(1), p. 1-12
Publisher: Cogent OA
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 2331-186X
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130103 Higher Education
130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390303 Higher education
390406 Gender, sexuality and education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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