Thailand

Total population (in thousands) 67,451 (2013)
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 12,302 (2013)
Out-of-school children 201,766 (2009)
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Thai education reform: Lessons from Singapore and Vietnam

Regional success stories point the way, but the junta government has been a slow learner so far When the National Council for Peace and Order came to power in 2014, it pledged to reform Thailand’s failing institutions, among which education was a clear priority. Now,...

Thailand: World Bank urges education reform

Education reform is needed to put Thailand back on track towards its potential growth and becoming a high-income country, says the World Bank. Ulrich Zachau, the World Bank’s country director for Southeast Asia, said the current government has been active in...

Thailand: Mind your language

An ensemble of traditional musicians begins to play. The treble sound of the oboe gets louder. Drum rolls accompany a steady rhythm of cymbals. A male singer croons in an unfamiliar dialect, “Oh, Ga Nobe Ting Tong …” Nearby, a group of four women...

Thailand: Preparing students for the school of life

Some believe education comes with an end date: a child enters into formal schooling, stays for the mandated number of years and then moves on to either higher education or out into the working world –mission completed, all necessary lessons learned. Of course,...

Poor schools are at the heart of Thailand’s political malaise

EVERYONE knows that nurturing brainboxes is good for an economy. In Thailand, school reformers have an extra incentive: to narrow differences between rich people in cities and their poorer rural cousins, which have led to a decade of political tension and occasional...

Thailand: Providing kids a better education in our small schools

During a recent trip to Udon Thani, we visited several small schools on the outskirts of the city. In several ways, these small schools were typical of Thailand’s 15,000 schools with less than 120 students. In several ways, these small schools were typical of...

Thailand: Temple of Dawn offers a beacon of hope

To many, an education and a better future are a privilege and a luxury, although exception do arise such as in the case of the learning centre in active operation under the roof of the iconic Wat Arun in the old Bangkok quarters. There, Indonesian businessman Hartanto...

Global tests expose reality of Thai schools 

The shortcomings of Thailand’s education system have again been exposed by international education rankings, with Thai students scoring well below global averages in the core subjects of mathematics, science and literacy. The country has its own decades-long...
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