Women School Enrollment in Cambodia
In fact, the national government budget allocation to Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport was only 10.3% in 1997 and increase to 12% in 1998, which is still very, in particular when compared to 52% for the defense sector.
Feminist emancipatory philosophy is concerned with how women’s learning and ways of knowing is influenced by the intersection between power, cultural and societal structures and gender, race, class, religion and sexual orientation (Tisdell & Taylor, 1998). It is obvious that the multiple systems of privilege and oppression is the root of women’s challenges in learning and knowing. Therefore, Luke (1992) and Hooks (1994) have come to the common ground that in order to demolish social injustice and inequity and develop better ways of living and knowing within society, women altogether need to make their voice heard as a collective strength. Therefore, the purpose of this study under the framework of feminist emancipatory philosophy is to bring social change. It is hoped that by giving insight into the difficulties encountered by female students in higher education, awareness will be raised among school principals, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders to take immediate actions so more women can attend higher education. Improving women’s roles and status in the society seems impossible if women are not highly educated. The study is based upon a constructivist theoretical perspective.
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