There are many schools and educational institutions in Thailand such as International School in Bangkok but the current system of education in the country was found to be flawed. According to an education expert, it is necessary for the education system in the nation to have a long-term view. This vision should be characterized with continuity which means that changes that are not required in the system should be prevented especially if the change is brought about by the new government.
The education expert is AthapolAnunthavorasakul and he recently gave a lecture at the Faculty of Education at the Chulalongkorn University. He believed that Thailand should create a long-term vision when it comes to the preparations required for the young generations that will enable them to have skills necessary for their growth.
ChaipreukSereerak, the secretary general in charge of the Education Council said that future policies should be of the same goal as the 20-year Education Strategic Plan that was recently given the go ahead by the cabinet.
He added that any policy that will be proposed by future governments should be in line with the framework of the strategic plan to ensure that there is continuity.
Mr. Athapol said that discontinuity happened because of the education policies f Thailand that is keeping the system from moving forward. Add in the fact that in the previous 18 years, the country has seen a total of 21 different education ministers.
He clarified that this number indicates that each minister was only given nine months in the office to spearhead the Education Ministry.Every time a newminister is placed in the office, they only focus in their own initiative which is, most of the time, different than the previous one.
A proposal was made by Mr. Athapol to start an Education Policy Board that will make sure that the long-term vision is accomplished. The members of the board will be stakeholders and the board should not be meddled with politics.
It is the goal to create a better education system locally that will be able to compete with other high ranking institutions such as International School in Bangkok which follows an international way of management and the education system is more advanced.