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ERIC Number: ED308612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Transformation and Flexibility of the Education System.
Myers, Charles N.; Sussangkarn, Chalongphob
This paper describes the relationship between the Thai education system and the changing economy by synthesizing existing research, focusing on several important research issues, and reviewing available policy options. Section 2 summarizes anticipated changes in the economy and patterns of labor demand, including current and prospective skill shortages. Section 3 presents an overview of the education system, its recent growth, and internal dynamics. Section 4 explains the problems in Thai secondary education and lists policy options for improvements. Section 5 discusses problems at the vocational level and issues of trainability and on-the-job training. Finally, section 6 analyzes higher education, focusing on engineering as an example of a problem at that level. The conclusion that the fit between the Thai economy and the educational system is weak and not improving is evidenced by skilled labor shortages. Only flexible and adaptable institutions at every level of the educational system can fill the demands for trainable, adaptable workers, technicians, engineers, and managers. (JAM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand