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Maharishi Vedic University in Cambodia: New book gives history of education
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17 August 2013
Dr Lee Fergusson and Dr Anna Bonshek have coauthored a book about Maharishi Vedic University in Cambodia. They were founding rectors of the university, and compiled all their experience as well as a history of education in the country since Cambodia's independence, in the new book entitled Maharishi Vedic University in Cambodia: Educational Reconstruction and Social Renewal.
In an interview about what makes the university unique and the publication of the book, Dr Fergusson spoke about what readers can expect to learn from it.
The book has a Foreword by Dr Ung Huot, former First Prime Minister of the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and a Preface by the former Indian ambassador to Cambodia.
Maharishi Vedic University in Cambodia: Educational Reconstruction and Social Renewal is divided into four parts, Dr Fergusson explained.
The first part alone has been published in academic journals throughout the world and is perhaps the only published work of its kind. It traces the course of education in Cambodia from independence in 1953 to near-present day in 2010.
The second part is titled 'Maharishi Vedic Science: Principles and Practice'. It introduces Maharishi Vedic Science and Consciousness-Based Education and has a chapter written by research experts Dr Michael Dillbeck and Dr David Orme-Johnson about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programme to create world peace.
Dr Fergusson explained that the main part of the book is about Maharishi Vedic University, the curriculum and research outcomes. This section includes three scientific research studies which were published in journals in the United Kingdom and the United States—the first published research on education in Cambodia since the 1960s.
The fourth section details a vision for the future of Cambodia through innovation and social renewal and has chapters written by several experts and researchers in Maharishi's technologies of consciousness.
Said Dr Fergusson, the book is a very detailed and comprehensive celebration of the achievements of Maharishi's programmes in Cambodia.
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