The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) believes Khmer Rouge History Education is a critical medium for not only capitalizing on the work of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), but also creating and supporting a culture that respects diversity, human rights, and the rule of law. This project supports these endeavors through university professor (lecturer) training. The University Lecturer Training is designed to provide instruction on the history of Democratic Kampuchea to university professors and lecturers in Cambodia. The university training parallels the Commune Teacher Training in terms of general content and approach; however, the curriculum is more condensed and tailored to meet the specific circumstances of university professors/ lecturers.
The trainings (3 full days) are designed by DC-Cam and approved/mandated by MOEYS for use in all Cambodian universities. The training encompasses lecture, group activities, and practical exercises (with Civil Party & Survivor story-telling). DC-Cam views teacher (and university professor) trainings as the vehicle for providing a direct benefit to the professional development of teachers, enhanced learning environment for students, and a mechanism for stimulating inquiry, dialogue, and reflection amongst community members on what happened and why during the Democratic Kampuchea regime.