Cambodia's postgraduate students: emerging patterns and trends

Walker, Karen (2012) Cambodia's postgraduate students: emerging patterns and trends. ASEAN Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 4 (1). pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

A study was conducted to fill gaps in the description of the features of Cambodia's postgraduate student population. Using an online survey of a master’s programme at a Cambodian government university, the profile that emerged showed that most postgraduate students were male, married, and urban. Postgraduate students reported investing up to a third of their annual income on study and study-related costs, and little use was made of institutional resources like libraries, computers, and the Internet. A strong belief was held amongst respondents that attainment of a postgraduate qualification would be materially beneficial for their career prospects. It was widely believed that universities needed to establish clear links between the programmes of study they offered and the future skilled labour needs of the country.

Item ID: 24623
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1985-5826
Keywords: higher education Cambodia, post-graduate students
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2013 06:42
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development @ 50%
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