ERIC Number: ED479940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Training Strategies for Disadvantaged Groups in Thailand. Strategies of Education and Training for Disadvantaged Groups.
Piromruen, Smarnjit; Keoyote, Sen
This book looks at the current spectrum of programs dealing with education for disadvantaged youth in Thailand. In spite of a lack of literature on the subject, it presents a diversity of information collected from various public and private organizations. The first chapter brings into focus the negative effects of the recent economic crisis, which has aggravated the problems of disadvantaged youth in Thailand. Chapter 2 analyzes the different types of programs aimed at assisting this group and divides these programs into six categories: compensatory programs, basic education programs, vocational training programs, integrated basic/vocational programs, programs for children in especially difficult circumstances, and other types. On this basis, policy and strategy-related recommendations are set out in chapter 3, with a view to accommodating them to the present framework of structural and substantive reforms of the educational system of the country. The book concludes by highlighting the need for a clear-cut coordination of, and linkages between, the various players involved and their respective roles: the development of curricula and activities by the central authorities; a more active involvement of local authorities and communities; and assistance from the private sector both in service and in kind. (Contains 23 tables, 3 graphs, and 28 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Career Education, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Lower Class Students, Nongovernmental Organizations, Public Education, Remedial Programs, Socioeconomic Influences, Supplementary Education, Vocational Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, International Inst. for Educational Planning, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75116 Paris, France. Web site: http://www.unesco.org/iiep.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Thailand