Call for Proposals

The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to education around the globe. The necessity of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has forced many educational establishments to close and adopt online and distance education. It has been argued that technology assisted distance education, has had various benefits, including the increase in teaching efficiency, flexibility in time and place, and expansion in education accessibility. On the other hand, the forced adoption has also posed a wide range of challenges and obstacles. For instance, students have different levels of computer literacy, most of whom are still at a basic level. This has made online learning extremely difficult as they have had to navigate and self-administer their own learning online. Lack of infrastructure such as internet connections and access to technology are other challenges presented in digital education with COVID-19 highlighting even further the digital divide between urban and rural communities.

It is within this context that CESCam is organising the 2021 Conference of Comparative Education Society of Cambodia on 14-15 October 2021 at the Kirirom Institute of Technology and is now inviting abstract proposals for paper presentations, panel discussions, poster sessions, and workshops on various issues related to education in Cambodia and beyond, highlighting the theme: “Envisioning Education 2030: New Models of Education”. Proposals should address one of (but are not limited to) the following subthemes:

    • Education and employability
    • Innovative and emerging models of education in the new normal
    • Digital education
    • STEM education
    • International faculty and student mobility
    • Research culture and practice in higher education institutions
    • Gender and inclusiveness in education
    • Industry-university partnership
    • Evidence-informed practice in educational policy

Proposals must be either in English or Khmer, the languages of the conference. English proposals should be between 250 and 300 words for papers and 500 and 750 words for panels. For proposals in Khmer, these should be one-page long for both papers and panels. Submitted proposals must provide the following information:

    1. Title for the paper or panel session
    2. Objectives and/or research questions
    3. Significance of the study/proposed topic
    4. Theoretical/conceptual framework
    5. Methodology
    6. Findings

[NOTICE!!!] The deadline for abstract submission to 2nd Biennial Conference of CESCam HAS BEEN EXTENDED. Please submit your abstract to by 21 August 2021 at 23:59 (GMT+7) . Abstracts will go through a review process and all submitters will be notified by 10 September 2021. For further information about the CESCam conference, please visit or contact Ms Tek Muy Tieng, Conference Coordinator at

* Proposal Template