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In Preparation 

Brehm, W. (forthcoming). Surviving Development: Personal histories of education and society in Cambodia.

Brehm, W. and Kitamura, Y. (Eds). (Forthcoming). Historical Memory in the Mekong: Struggles over regional identity inside schools.

Brehm, W.  (forthcoming). Remember to Forget Kor Pram: Historical Memory, Victimhood, and National Identity in Post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia. Book chapter for Memory in the Mekong.

Brehm, W. (Forthcoming). Education’s big short: Betting against SLABS, bubbles, and human capital theory.

2018

Brehm, W. (in press). “The challenges of multicultural education in the Mekong: Disputed histories, contested identities.” In Cha, Y.K, Ham, S., and Lee, M. (Eds.) Routledge International Handbook of Multicultural Education Research in Asia Pacific.

Phuaphansawat, V. and Brehm, W. (forthcoming). Whose kingdoms and whose settlement? Insights from Thai history textbooks. Book chapter for Memory in the Mekong.

2017

Williams, J., Brehm, W., Kitamura, Y., Sam, C., and Shibata, R. (in press). Indicators of internationalization of higher education in Asia-Pacific: Toward a mapping of indicatros and their utilization. UNESCO Bangkok working paper. Bangkok: UNESCO.

Brehm, W. (in press). “Global Summitry and Clientelism in Cambodian Higher Education Governance” in Jarvis, D.S.L. and Mok, J.K.H. (Eds.) Higher Education Governance in Asia: Policy Approaches, Innovations and Transitions.

Brehm, W. (in press). “Private Tutoring in Southeast Asia:  Knowledge Economies, Positional Goods, and the History of Clientelism.” In Kennedy, K. and Chi-Kin Lee, J. (Eds) Handbook on Schools and Schooling in Asia. Routledge.

Brehm, W.C. (in press) “The cultural mechanisms producing hybrid education in Cambodia: Towards a dialectical critical cultural political economy of education.” In S.L. Robertson, R. Dale, and J. Komljenovic (Eds.) Cultural Political Economy of Education: Theories, Concepts, Methodologies.

Brehm, W. (2017). The is and the ought of Knowing: Ontological Observations on Shadow Education Research in Cambodia. Southeast Asian Studies, 6(3).

Brehm, W. (2017). Historical memory and educational privatization: A portrait from Cambodia. Ethnography and Education. DOI: 10.1080/17457823.2017.1387065 (pdf)

Edwards, D.B. Jr., Brehm, W.C. and Storen, I. (2017). Global governance and the politics of education in Cambodia: A case study of the Civil Society Education Fund. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. (pdf)

Brehm, W. (2017). “Cambodia’s social media warnings for Trump’s AmericaEast Asia Forum.

2016

Brehm, W. C. and Silova, I. (2016). “Creating a foundation: The origins of education and psychology study at Lehigh University (1900s-1930s)” In Leight, R.L., Silova, I., and Aktas, F. Lehigh University College of Education: 100 Years of Excellence. Bethlehem: Lehigh University College of Education. (pdf)

Hagai, S., Kitamura, Y., Khlok, V.R., Brehm, W.C. (2016). “Ideologies inside textbooks: Vietnamization and re-Khmerization of political education in Cambodia during the 1980s.” In Jim Williams (Ed.) (Re)Constructing Memory: School and the Imagination of the Nation, Vol. 2 (pp. 49-73). Rotterdam: Sense Publishing. (pdf)

Brehm, W.C. (2016) “The contemporary landscape of education in Cambodia: Hybrid Spaces of the ‘Public’ and ‘Private.'” In K. Brickell and S. Springer Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia (271-282), Routledge. (pdf)

Edwards, D.B. and Brehm, W.C. (2016) “Getting to the decision-making table in educational governance: The emergence of Cambodian civil society within the ‘new global geometry of power.’” In Y. Kitamura, D.B. Edwards Jr., S. Chhinn, & J. Williams. (Eds.). The political economy of schooling in Cambodia: Issues of equity and quality, (pp. 35-53). New York: Palgrave MacMillan. (pdf)

Brehm, W. C. (2016). “The structures and agents enabling educational corruption in Cambodia: Shadow education and the business of examinations.” In Y. Kitamura, D.B. Edwards Jr., S. Chhinn, & J. Williams. (Eds.). The political economy of schooling in Cambodia: Issues of equity and quality(pp.99-119). New York: Palgrave MacMillan. (pdf)

Brehm, W.C. and Bray, M.  (2016). “Governance and Situated Practices of Marketization: Supplementary Education Industry in East Asia” in Changing dynamics in the governance of education: A comparative analysis of emerging issues and reforms in emerging countries (pp. 65-81). Paris: UNESCO Education Policy Working Paper. (pdf)

2015

Brehm, W.C. (2015). Enacting Educational Spaces: A Landscape Portrait of Privatization in Cambodia. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, the University of Hong Kong. (pdf)

Brehm, W. C. (2015). Review of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity by Micah Uetricht. New York: Verso, 2014. Comparative Education Review, 59(1), 177-179. (pdf)

Edwards, D.B. & Brehm, W.C. (2015). The emergence of civil society within Cambodian educational governance: A morphogenetic approach to agency and structure in global education policyJournal of Education Policy, 30(2), 275-293. (pdf)

Silova, I. and Brehm, W.C. (2015). From myth to models: The world culture effect in comparative educationGlobalisation, Education and Societies, 13(1), 8-33. (pdf)

Brehm, W.C. (2015). “Cambodia – the embattled teacher” in J. Evers and R. Kneyber (eds). Flip the system: Changing education from the ground up, (pp. 45-47). Routledge. (read online)

2014

Brehm, W.C. and Silova, I. (2014). Hidden privatization of public education in Cambodia: Equity implications of private tutoring. Journal of Educational Research Online, 6(1), pp. 94-116. (pdf)

Brehm, W.C. (2014). “Strategic ‘Linguistic Communities’: The Political Struggle for Nationalism in School” (pp. 319-326). In J. Williams (Ed.) (Re)Constructing Memory: School Textbooks and the Imagination of the Nation. Rotterdam: Sense Publishing. (pdf)

Brehm, W.C. and Webster, O.C.  (2014). “Global Citizenship, European Citizenship, or Local Citizenship? The Discursive Politics of Citizenship Education in Central and Eastern Europe” (pp. 225-248). In D. Hobson  ad I. Silova (eds.) Globalizing Minds: Rhetoric & Realities in International Schools. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. (pdf)

Brehm, W.C. and Silova, I. (2014) “Ethical Dilemmas in the Education Marketplace: Shadow Education, Political Philosophy, and Social (In)justice in Cambodia” (pp. 161-180). In I. Macpherson, S.L. Robertson, and G. Walford (Eds.) Education, Privatisation, and Social Justice: Case studies from Africa, South Asia and South East Asia. London: Symposium Books. (pdf) (This chapter was praised in a review of the book.)

Brehm, W.C. and Edwards, D.B., Jr. (2014). “The many space of learning: Private tutoring and post-2015 Education For All.” Norrag News, 50, 56-58. (pdf)

Brehm, W.C. (2014). An Educational Development Agenda for a Round Earth: Learning from Political Philosophy. Compare Forum Online.

2013

Silova, I. and Brehm, W.C. (2013). “The Shifting Boundaries of Teacher Professionalism: Education Privatization(s) in the Post-Socialist Education Space” (pp. 55-74). In T. Seddon, and J. Levin (eds.), World Year Book of Education, London: Routledge. (pdf)

Brehm, W.C., Tuot, M., Thuok, T., and Gorter, B. (2013). The Challenges of Community Development: A Comparison of Arsenic Removal Systems in Cambodia and India. Evaluation report prepared for the Tagore-SenGupta Foundation. (pdf)

2012

Brehm, W.C., Silova, I. and Tuot, M. (2012). The Public-Private Education System in Cambodia: The impact and Implications of Complementary Tutoring. Budapest: Open Society Institute. (pdf)

Tuot, M. and Brehm, W.C. (2012). Private tutoring and public school study: A study in six schools in Cambodia. Siem Reap: This Life Cambodia. [Report in Khmer]

Brehm, W.C. (2012, March). Rethinking Sustainability: The Unintended Outcomes of School Based Management Reforms in Cambodia [Evaluation report]. Siem Reap: This Life Cambodia.

2011

Brehm, W.C. (2011, July). Report on the Lower Secondary School Development Program [Internal Evaluation Report]. Siem Reap: This Life Cambodia.

Brehm, W.C. (2011). Review of International Handbook of Comparative Education, volume 22 edited by Robert Cowen and Andreas M. Kazamias. New York: Springer, 2009. European Education: Issues and Studies, 42(3), pp. 85-89. (pdf)

2010

Silova, I. and Brehm, W.C. (Eds.) (2010). Speaking of Brickman, European Education: Issues and Studies, 42(2), pp. 1-100. (pdf)

Silova, I, and Brehm, W.C. (2010). An American construction of European education spaceEuropean Educational Research Journal, 9(4), pp. 457-470. (pdf)

Silova, I. and Brehm, W.C. (2010). For the love of knowledge: William W. Brickman and his comparative educationEuropean Education: Issues and Studies, 42(2), pp. 17-36. (pdf)

Brehm, W.C. and Silova, I. (2010). The Ignorant Donor: A Radical Re-imagination of International Aid, Development, and EducationCurrent Issues in Comparative Education, 13(1), pp. 27-34. (pdf, whole issue)

Silova, I, Brehm, W.C., and Lowery, C. (2010, January). Partners in Education: Building a Relationship Between Caring for Cambodia and Lehigh University. Presented to Caring for Cambodia and Lehigh University.

Brehm, W.C. and Silova, I. (2010, September). Speaking of Brickman. CIES Perspectives.

Silova, I, and Brehm, W.C. (2010). A European Spring: Flat, Bumpy, or Uncertain? European Education: Issues and Studies, 42(3), pp. 3-6.

Brehm, W.C. and Hardacker, E. (2010). William W. Brickman. CIEclopedia.

Brehm, W.C. and Silova, I. (2010). A Just Mind, A Just Community: Percy Hughes’ Contributions to Lehigh University, 1907-1942. To be published on the Council for Equity and Community’s website at Lehigh University. (pdf)

Silova, I., Brehm, W.C., and Chase-Mayoral, A. (2010, January). Northeast Regional Conference Report: “Beyond Aid: Rethinking Approaches to International Development in Education”. CIES Perspectives, 152.

2009

Silova, I. and Brehm, W. C. (2009). Education and geopolitics in a changing Europe: Forty years of scholarship in European EducationEuropean Education: Issues and Studies, 41(2), pp. 7-30. (pdf)

2008

Brehm, W.C. (May 2008). 8 in 10: A realistic approach to oil reduction in America. Lehigh Review, 16, pp. 103 – 107. (pdf)

Brehm, W.C. and Holland, K. (2008, December 8). LU/UN Partnership: How to create a mutually beneficial relationship through student NGO representation activities. Presented to the Office of International Affairs, Lehigh University.

Academic Presentations

The Trauma of Remembering: Politics and National Identity in Post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia” presented at the Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia Conference, Bangkok, Thailand (December 16-17, 2017).

Education’s Big Short: Betting against SLABS, Bubbles, and Human Capital Theory” presented at the annual conference of the Japan Society of Political Economy, Tokyo, Japan (October 28-29, 2017).

Metrics of higher education internationalization in the Asia-Pacific: Terminology, dimensions, indicators” presented at the Higher Education Research Association Conference, Peking University, Beijing with James Williams and Yuto Kitamura (April 21-22, 2017).

“Curricular challenges to multicultural education in the Mekong: Disputed histories, contested identities” presented at the University of Canberra, Australia (February 16, 2017).

“Remembering to Forget Kor Pram: Politics and National Identity in Post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia” – presented at the conference on Borders of memory: national commemoration in East Asia, Kyushu University (December 18, 2016)

“Enacting Educational Spaces: A Landscape Portrait of Privatization in Cambodia” presented at the presented at the annual Comparative and International Education Society conference, Vancouver, Canada, (March 8, 2016).

“The structures and agents enabling educational corruption in Cambodia: Shadow education and the business of examination” presented at the annual Comparative and International Education Society conference, Washington DC, (March 12, 2015).

“The cultural mechanisms producing hybrid education in Cambodia: Towards a dialectical critical cultural political economy of education” presented at the annual Comparative and International Education Society conference, Toronto, Canada (March 10-15, 2014).

“Private Complementary Tutoring in Cambodia: Gender and Equity Implications” presented at the annual Comparative and International Education Society conference, New Orleans, USA (March 12, 2013).

“Development Efforts in a Time of Educational Capitalism: The Effects of Shadow Education on the Nation-State in Cambodia” presented at the 8th Annual Conference of The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong (March 8, 2013).

“Theorizing Educational Capitalism: Shadows, commodities, and social relations” Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong (February 23, 2013).

“From Human Capital Theory to Educational Capitalism: Critiquing the Privatization of Public Education in Cambodia” Special seminar presented at Center for South East Asian Studies, Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (February 15, 2013).

Challenging Commonplace Assumptions about Rean Kua: An Investment in Human Capital, A Need for Good Governance, or a Manifestation of Educational Capitalism?” special seminar presented at the Center for Khmer Studies in Siem Reap, Cambodia (January 15, 2013).

“The Public-Private Education System in Cambodia: Conceptualizing Complementary Private Tutoring” presented at the Open Society Foundations regional conference, Globalization, Regionalization and Privatization in and of Education in Asia, Kathmandu, Nepal (September 2012).

“Privatizing Public Education: Confronting Complementary Private Tutoring in Cambodia” presented at the Education Sector Working Group, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (August 2012).

“The Public-Private Education System in Cambodia: The Impact and Implications of Complementary Tutoring” presented at the EDUCAM monthly meeting, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (June 2012).

“Hidden privatization of public education in Cambodia: equity implications of private tutoring” presented at the Comparative and International Education Society conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico (April 2012).

“The Post-Conflict Social Contract in Cambodia: The Effects of Private Tutoring in Public Education” presented at the annual World History Association Conference, Siem Reap, Cambodia (January 2012).

“Privatization of Public Education in Cambodia: Equity Implications of Private Tutoring” presented to the Comparative Education Research Center, Hong Kong (September 2011).

“Education, Equity, and Development in Cambodia: All Education for Some?” presented at the Development Research Forum annual conference, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (September 2011).

“The hidden privatization of public education in Cambodia: Quality and equity implications of private tutoring” presented with Dr. Iveta Silova at the Comparative and International Education Society annual conference, Montreal, Canada (May 2011).

“New Approaches to the Study of Private Tutoring: The Case of Cambodia” presented with Sen Se and Billy Gorter at the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong annual conference, Hong Kong Institute of Education (February 2011).

“Writing a Biography—So What? Reflections on the Technique and Style of Academic Story Telling,” presented at the Collaborative Mentoring Conference, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (April 2010).

“Partners in Education: Building a Relationship Between Lehigh University and Caring for Cambodia,” presented at the Lehigh University Philadelphia Club meeting, Constitution Center, Philadelphia (March 2010), and Lehigh University Board of Trustee meeting, Bethlehem, PA (May 2010).

“Unveiling Masked Ideologies: The Culture/World Culture Debate in Comparative Education,” presented at the Comparative and International Education Society conference, Chicago, IL (March 2010).

“The changing contours of comparative education: European Education and the cold war,” presented at the Northeast Regional Comparative and International Education Society conference, Bethlehem, PA (October 2009).

“The International Teaching Resource Center for Comparative and International Education,” presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Charleston, SC (March 2009).

“A Progressive Mind: The Educational Contributions of Percy Hughes” poster presentation at the College of Education, Lehigh University Research Symposium, Bethlehem, PA (February 2009)

“The Culture of Conversation Praxis,” poster presented at the Lehigh University Undergraduate Research Symposium, Bethlehem, PA (April 2008).

Panelist member on “The Achievement Gap in America,” hosted by Teach for America at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (January 23, 2008).