Values Education Through University Life

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LIVING VALUES EDUCATION THROUGH UNIVERSITY LIFE COURSES

PICH CHANTHOUEN

A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN TEACHING ENGLISH AS FOREIGN LANGUAGE

FACULTY OF ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES, CAMBODIAN MEKONG UNIVERSITY, CAMBODIA

DECEMBER 2008

LIVING VALUES EDUCATION THROUGH UNIVERSITY LIFE COURSES

PICH CHANTHOUEN

A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN TEACHING ENGLISH AS FOREIGN LANGUAGE

FACULTY OF ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES, CAMBODIAN MEKONG UNIVERSITY, CAMBODIA

DECEMBER 2008 

ABSTRACT

The religion is downgrading dramatically, and education is still serious concern in Cambodia. Violence, crime, raping, stealing, adultery and disrespect are taking place seriously everywhere in this country. Public education system in primary school, lower secondary school, and upper secondary school is not sturdy enough to remedy these social diseases. Therefore, higher education should be a potential entity to intervene in healing these diseases. This research has been conducted to survey the perceptions of university students toward living values and to find the source of living values in Cambodia. One more important objective is to promote living values through university life courses by proposing university management team, lecturers, researchers, and all educators to do more exertion to develop positive values in higher education level, besides developing intelligence and skills. After conducting research and finding objectives, researcher will recommend what university should do and in what lecturers should involve in developing living values in university. Researcher expects that through sowing twelve cores of living values in the university, harmony and prosperity will be reaped in society. Through university students who get a qualified knowledge and positive values, suffering by starvation and illiterateness will be disappeared. Sharing and loving culture will emerge in Khmer society.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This thesis is accomplished successfully with many contributions of several people. Without these contributions, my graduate of bachelor degree will not be reached. First, I’m pleased to give my sincere thanks to Ms. Sylvia R. Samson, my advisor. She always guides me to see the obstacles of my research and the way to overcome it. Second, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Pa Chanroeun, my co-advisor. I’ve caught many knowledge and advice from him for both my thesis and work. His format correction and precious ideas are very good to make this thesis good-looking and qualified. Third, I’m keen to state my thankfulness to Ms. Tey Sambo, national coordinator of Living Values Education Program in Cambodia and retired UNESCO Culture of Peace Program Officer, who spent much valuable time for my thesis. I’m really appreciated for her time and ideas. She has guided me to shape the questionnaire and to analyze data. Without her contribution, my thesis will not be qualified enough to graduate. My gratitude for her is much more than words I describe here. Also, I thank Ms. Valerie Magnieux, International, Master Trainer s of LVEP Coordinator, who supported and gave me more encouragement to write this thesis. And, I thank Brahma Kumaris Center which give me the place for discussion. Next, I would like to thank Mr. Ouch Lytech who helped me enter data and tell how to prepare data to be easy for analyzing. Moreover, my thankfulness goes to all my friends who helped collect data and all respondents who spent time to answer my questionnaires. Finally, my deep thankfulness dedicates to my father Pich Thau and my mother Suy Chantha. I’m really reluctant to say “thanks” to them because it is too small to release what I want to do for them. They work so hard to make money in order to purchase a qualified certificate of bachelor...
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