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Miller, Michael T.; Casebeer, Arthur L. – 1991
At all levels in the Kingdom of Thailand, education has played various roles in the country's war on illiteracy. A strong commitment by the Thai government combined with a social value structure which has supported the concept of education has helped the people of Thailand achieve a near 90% literacy rate. To provide a model for similar countries…
Descriptors: Centralization, Cultural Influences, Developing Nations, Educational Development
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning. – 1982
Based on the realization that the rapid worldwide growth of educational systems over the last two decades has not produced the expected eradication of social inequality, an international seminar was held for educational policy-makers, planners from developing countries, research workers in the area, and representatives of aid agencies from 33…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, Educational Development
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Parkay, Forrest W.; Potisook, Pranee; Chantharasakul, Apa; Chunsakorn, Puthachart – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1999
Three broad challenges to Thailand's educational system (participation, effectiveness, and resources) have deep, far- reaching consequences for the teaching profession. Major problems include teacher shortages in critical areas; low salaries; and recruitment, qualification, and professional-development inadequacies. Teacher/leadership programs are…
Descriptors: Buddhism, Bureaucracy, Cluster Grouping, Developing Nations
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific. – 1981
Eleven countries (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand) participated in a 1980 meeting on methods of training educational administrators and supervisors to be supportive of educational innovation. This report summarizes the proceedings of that meeting and the…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Administrators, Developing Nations
Tunsiri, Vichai – 1978
The Unesco report, one in a series, examines education in Thailand. It studies the general framework of information systems within the Ministry of Education, assesses the availability and use of information for decision making in planning and curriculum development and identifies the problems concerning the information system. There are four…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Developing Nations
Ministry of Education, Bangkok (Thailand). – 1977
This report describes Thailand's National Education Scheme which was designed to stabilize conditions resulting from frequent changes in the government during the years 1974-76. The general objectives of the scheme are: (1) to promote the appreciation of a constitutional democracy using the nation; (2) to enhance an awareness of being Thai through…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Developing Nations, Educational Administration
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania. – 1975
Reports on education in Thailand, Afghanistan, and the Philippines and reviews and reports of recent documents selected from the collection of the Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia comprise this document. The first report, concerning educational reform in Thailand, presents recommendations of a governmental committee on curriculum,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Asian Studies, Case Studies, Comparative Education
Media in Education and Development, 1984
Describes Thailand's recently completed National Education Radio Network (NERN) and examines its potential to significantly diminish inequalities of educational opportunity domestically and bring Thailand to the forefront of the field in the developing world. Discussions of its programming, user populations, and administrative problems are…
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Development
Adams, Harold P. – 1970
This historical sketch of educational development in Thailand is presented in three parts: the historical background of education in Thailand from 1257 to 1970; the major educational developments of the past 20 years in elementary, secondary, adult, higher, vocational, and teacher education; and the significant contributions which the United…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Thongthew, Sumlee – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 1999
Recent educational developments in Thailand include efforts to extend compulsory education from six to nine years and end urban/rural school disparities. The next reform issue will be tackling inequalities between students graduating from new compulsory-education programs and college-bound students graduating from the normal secondary school…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Compulsory Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Development
SEAMEO Forum, 1995
Discusses the distance education programs of nine SEAMEO (Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization) countries. Highlights include technological advances and technology needs; educational reform; formal and nonformal education; educational resource centers; educational media including print materials, broadcast media, and audiovisual…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Distance Education, Educational Development, Educational Technology