ERIC Number: ED399380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
National Profiles in Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific: Thailand.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
One of a series of studies on the development of technical and vocational education in the member states of UNESCO, this report profiles the educational system in Thailand. The eight parts of the document provide information about the following: educational policy, training modes and systems, planning and management of the technical vocational education and training system (TVET), financing the TVET, cooperation between the public and private sectors, statistics, women in technical and vocational education policy development, and key TVET institutions. Some of the highlights of the information include the following: (1) about 80 percent of the population of Thailand lives in rural areas; (2) the literacy rate is about 93 percent; (3) the society is becoming more urban; (4) the TVET structure consists of a main central office and TVET institutions; (5) a certificate in vocational education takes 3 years (6 semesters) to complete, whereas a diploma program takes 4 semesters; (6) departmental and institutional cooperation is stressed; and (7) women are encouraged to seek employment in a variety of occupations, although there are obstacles to their doing so. The bibliography contains 32 references. (KC)
Descriptors: College Programs, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Employment Problems, Females, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Womens Education
Asia-Pacific Centre of Educational Innovation for Development (ACEID), UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand; Networking and Information Service Unit, CPSC, P.O. Box 7500, Domestic Airport Post Office, NAIA, Pasay City 1300, Manila, Philippines.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: Thailand