Vedic science-based education, poverty removal and social well-being: a case history of Cambodia from 1980 to 2015

Fergusson, Lee (2016) Vedic science-based education, poverty removal and social well-being: a case history of Cambodia from 1980 to 2015. Journal of Indian Education, 41 (4). pp. 16-45. ISSN 0377-0435

Abstract

Prior research has suggested the programs of Vedic Science can play a part in personal, social and educational renewal and in the removal of poverty. In Cambodia, ranked the poorest country in the world in 1992, the contribution
of Vedic Science-based education has been significant, not only in the lives of thousands of students but also in the welfare of the broader economic community.

This paper explores the economic and social dimensions of this phenomenon. Specifically, the long-term impacts of a social renewal and healthcare program initiated in 1992 and the establishment of an innovative university, called
Maharishi Vedic University at the beginning of 1993, are considered using the Social Impact Assessment model, with data on gross domestic product, gross national income, inflation, poverty, health and education analysed to assess
the influence of a “coherence-creating” group of meditating students on poverty removal rates and social well-being.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2018 05:12
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2018 05:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cambodia, Maharishi Vedic University, economic, social well-being, social impact assessment
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34579

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