This chapter focuses on the emergence of civil society as a central pillar in Cambodian educational governance. By retracing how the NGO Education Partnership (NEP), a federation of education nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), became a recognized actor in national education policymaking, this chapter documents the rescaling of educational governance through the internal politics and transformations of one organization and its connections to the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), a transnational network of civil society organizations. Through an in-depth case study, this chapter details how NEP not only navigated the globalization of educational governance in Cambodia but also impacted the structures of national educational governance by becoming an active member in policymaking. This chapter shows how NEP made it to the proverbial “decision making table” in Cambodian educational governance by strategically using its global connections while tactically navigating the historical and political context.
|Title of host publication||The Political Economy of Schooling in Cambodia|
|Subtitle of host publication||Issues of Quality and Equity|
|Editors||Yuto Kitamura, D. Brent Edwards, Chhinh Sitha, James H. Williams|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||International and Development Education|