5.1.4 The Children Village School: A community nestled in the mountain

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SpeakerName: Ms. Rajani Dhongchai, School Principal, Thailand

Description: This presentation reviewed the educational components of the school, which include: (1) Home; (2) Production/Working unit; and (3) School. The students are therefore expected to learn by experience, in such places as the kitchen, organic garden, duck farm and chicken farm, while also learning family planning and financial planning for the home. The students are also invited to learn in the academic classroom and via academic pursuits. Thus, the curriculum’s breakdown is as follows: 30% of the curriculum is based on the national curriculum and focused on mastering the foundational skills of reading, writing and numeracy; 30% of the curriculum is community based; and the remaining 40% is individualized according to student needs. This presentation thus introduced an educational model that ultimately aims to provide a safe, nurturing, personalized and practical learning environment for the children it serves.