Student transition from primary to lower secondary school in Cambodia: Narrative insights into complex systems

D. Brent Edwards*, Thomas Zimmermann, Chhinh Sitha, James H. Williams, Yuto Kitamura

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Abstract

This article has three purposes. First, it presents findings from a study of student retention and dropout in Cambodia, as pupils transition from primary to lower secondary school. Second, it aims to understand from an in-depth, emic perspective the dynamics of this process and the challenges that individual families and their students face around this transition. Third, it offers policy-relevant suggestions for addressing obstacles to students continuing in school. It meets these goals by combining complexity theory with the use of narrative research methods in interviews with student-parent pairs in urban, rural, and remote communities in Cambodia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-380
Number of pages14
JournalProspects
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 2
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cambodia
  • Complexity theory
  • Dropout
  • Lower secondary education
  • Narrative
  • Primary
  • Retention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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