‘Flipping’ the reform of education

SUPANUTT SASIWUTTIWAT CHOSITA SALAKHAM Thailand has many times attempted to reform its education system through a top-down approach by overhauling the Ministry of Education and tweaking some laws and regulations. It was hoped that this would eventually improve the learning outcome in all schools. Unfortunately, the attempts have not borne fruit as frequent political changes, […]

Learn from Japan in school mergers

Supanutt Sasiwuttiwat Thailand is turning into an “ageing society” with a growing older population and a corresponding shrink in its child population. One of the consequences, of course, is fewer pupils in schools, which, in turn, means smaller schools. This has prompted discussions in education circles about “small school consolidation” – the shutting down of […]