Global Governance and Curriculum Design: The Influences on Cambodian Universities

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dc.contributor.advisor McPhail, G en
dc.contributor.advisor Siteine, A en
dc.contributor.author Sou, Sokuntharath en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-24T00:47:55Z en
dc.date.issued 2019 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48626 en
dc.description Full Text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract This study investigates influences that are being brought to bear on curriculum design in the context of five Cambodian universities, specifically in the bachelor's degree in teaching English. The research questions concern the factors that influence the curriculum designers' decision-making, such as theories, philosophies, and policies; the selected curriculum content; and the process of designing curriculum of the programme. In this study, 'recontexualisation' is used as a key explanatory concept to discuss the nature and purpose of the influences found in the data. The findings suggest that there a number of external influences utilised as 'recontextualising principles' including neoliberal instrumentalism, twenty-first century narratives, progressivism, and constructivism. The findings also include a discussion of the conflation of curriculum and pedagogy and the influence of the narrative of generic skills in the curriculum making process. Finally, 'global governance' is used as an overarching concept to explain the process of recontextualisation as discourses from international agencies such as the OECD, UNESCO, and the World Bank, influence curriculum decision-making in these Cambodian universities. Based on the analysis of these influences, it is argued that Cambodian higher education is strongly influenced by instrumental aims, focussing on developing skills and competencies. This instrumental emphasis makes knowledge, which is fundamental to curriculum theory and enables students to develop abstract thinking, largely taken for granted in curriculum development and educational policy. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99265173104002091 en
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dc.title Global Governance and Curriculum Design: The Influences on Cambodian Universities en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Education en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 784533 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-10-24 en


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