ERIC Number: ED059114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Purpose and Problems of A.I.D. Educational Assistance to Thailand.
Montgomery, Warner Miller
This study attempts to analyze the relationship between Agency for International Development (AID) University contract goals and the problems encountered in educational assistance project activities through an examination of project operations and the adviser's participation in them. Documents and personnel of 5 of 13 AID projects in Thailand were selected for study in the areas of engineering, teacher education, vocational education, educational planning, and agriculture. The central query was whether the goals of educational assistance have been related more to the anticipated problems of assistance than to the actual problems experienced by advisers in project activities. In each of the selected projects the goal as expressed in the contract was to assist in the development of a particular educational institution. The contract also stated necessary implementation activities for the adaptation of American educational patterns to the Thai situation. With few exceptions the goals and activities were never adjusted to meet the problems encountered by the adviser. (JLB)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Communication Problems, Culture Conflict, Developing Nations, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Sociology, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Higher Education, International Programs, Operations Research, Program Evaluation, Social Attitudes, Technical Assistance
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
Identifiers: Agency for International Development; Thailand
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan