Research on Bilingual Education of Indigenous Minority Ethnic Groups in North-East of Cambodia for Sustainable Development

UNESCO Office in Phnom Penh supports the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Royal Academy of Cambodia to conduct a research on Bilingual Education of Indigenous Minority Ethnic Groups in North-East of Cambodia for Sustainable Development, in five provinces in North-East area of Cambodia.

The main objective of the research is to develop a profile of bilingual education for Sustainable Development for indigenous minority communities, which focuses on their activities, programs, projects, financing schemes for teaching and learning process, instructional materials and facilities (teaching and learning materials) and human resources. Moreover, the study conducts cause analysis of Bilingual Education and Sustainable Development, to discuss about the contributing factors including culture, general education, economic and environment.

The research team, composes of ten researchers of RAC, has finished the field work and started working on the report. The research findings will be published and presented at Annual National Conference on ESD in October 2011 where all concerned ESD stakeholders, researchers, students and youth invited to participate. UNESCO has been working closely with the team to support the content of the study report and preparation of the ESD national conference. RAC has shown a strong commitment and interest in promoting the work on ESD at national and grass-root levels through the research and outreach programs (conferences and seminars)

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