By Marc Speir
University News Service
September 19, 2007
Foreign aid and interest in
Among those interested in
The adult education specialist was recently honored with a Fulbright Award to act as researcher and lecturer at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), located in the nation’s capital.
The Fulbright Award is a highly competitive international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The Royal University of Phnom Penh provides all secondary school teacher training for the entire nation of
Brooks was first intrigued by
“The universities (in
In a similar manner,
The exhaustive conflicts and persecution of educated individuals through the years caused a decline in educational resources. Compared to nations like
Brooks will research post-conflict reconstruction of higher education and review the current master’s of education curriculum at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in education administration, educational planning and management, and educational technology.
Through setting up an educational framework, Brooks plans to strengthen research opportunities for RUPP faculty and students and help prepare for a RUPP-University of
She will also deliver a one-week training workshop on research methods to study action and evaluation research in education and work with RUPP faculty to design a research framework in education for student theses and faculty research for 2008-2010.
“I’ve also been asked to teach one or two courses in an area for which there is a shortage of in-country resources, as in curriculum (offerings) to master’s students,” Brooks said. “I’ll be able to coach the Cambodian faculty to handle the courses when I’m gone.”
Brooks will begin her fellowship at the Royal University of Phnom Penh next spring.