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Education in Thailand: An OECD-UNESCO Perspective

Assesses Thailand’s educational system, covering recent educational reform, primary, secondary and tertiary education. Compares Thailand’s educational policy, its basic education systems, and statistical data, to neighboring countries’ performances, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan. Analyzes Thailand’s educational curriculum, enrollment, student outcomes, teachers and school leaders, information and communication technology (ICT) in education, and stakeholders’ contribution. Criticizes unsatisfied returns on education spending. Prioritizes four improvement areas, namely establishing common standards for all student through a revised and improved curriculum, building student competencies, developing a holistic strategy for teachers and school leaders to deliver educational reform, and equipping Thailand’s all schools with comprehensive ICT strategy.