Evaluation of the State of Bilingual Education in Cambodia

Undertaken November 2010 to March 2011 for MoEYS with UNICEF support.

In five provinces of northeastern Cambodia—Mondulkiri, Kratie, Ratanakiri, Stung Treng and Preah Vihear—mother tongue-based bilingual education is seen as a key strategy for reaching ethnolinguistic minority groups with much-needed educational services. The purpose of this study is to assess the state of bilingual education implementation in Cambodia and make recommendations toward strengthening the quality, improving the sustainability and further expanding bilingual programs at the preschool and primary levels. This study is meant to contribute to educational planning at the national and provincial levels in 2011 and beyond, and comes at a critical moment of scaling-up of bilingual education.

Carol Benson 25 April 2011

Carol Benson
25 April 2011