ERIC Number: ED233955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Thai Education in Brief, 1982.
Ministry of Education, Bangkok (Thailand). Educational Planning Div.
Presenting a broad view of education in Thailand, the booklet is arranged into 10 parts. General background information is provided in the first part. Part 2 gives a brief history of Thai education, touching upon the influences of Thai kings and the Buddhist temples. Part 3 briefly describes the legislative structures underlying Thailand's educational system. The educational objectives included in the National Education Scheme of 1977 are listed in part 4. Also included is a discussion on the arrangement of the schools and general education system. The new focus of curriculum at the primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary levels on making a living instead of pursuing the next level of education is addressed in part 5. Part 6 provides a report on Thailand's administrative system at the central, provincial, and local levels, with brief sections on the roles of various ministries. Part 7 discusses the organizational arrangement of the Ministry of Education. A report on Thailand's Five Year Development Plan (1977-1981) is given in part 8. Part 9 presents data concerning current educational development. The future of educational development is dealt with in part 10. The booklet includes a number of charts and tables illustrating the administrative structure and organization of the educational system, enrollment statistics for formal and non-formal programs; and statistics concerning Thailand's educational budget. (LH)
Descriptors: Budgets, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Public Education, School Organization
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Bangkok (Thailand). Educational Planning Div.
Note: Charts may be marginally legible.