This study addresses the gap between the vision of education reform in Thailand embodied in its Education Reform Law of 1997 and implementation results a decade later. Drawing upon data obtained from 162 Thai school principals, the paper analyzes trends in reform implementation across all four regions of the country and levels of the K-12 system. The results suggest that a decade following the formal initiation of education reform, changes in teaching and learning, ICT implementation and school management systems have yet to engage the nation’s teachers to a substantial degree. The results are linked to a reform strategy that has emphasized top-down implementation and a cultural predisposition to treat change as an event rather than as a long-term process.
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2011|
|Event||2011 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: “Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good” - New Orleans, United States|
Duration: 08 Apr 2011 → 12 Apr 2011
|Conference||2011 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: “Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good”|
|Abbreviated title||AERA 2011|
|Period||08/04/11 → 12/04/11|