5.1.2 A New Dawn in Rural Thai Education

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SpeakerName: Dr. Mechai Viravaidya, Thailand

Description: This presentation addresses how ordinary schools can be turned around to serve as lifelong learning centers for out-of-school children, out-of-school youth, as well as families and the elderly. It highlights a new dawn in rural Thai education, where three changes must take place: (1) Change what we teach; (2) Change how we teach; and (3) Change the role of the school from just being a school for children to a lifelong learning center. Thus, this presentation shares the Bamboo School Model, and illustrates how this school is working towards re-engineering rural education.