Education Reform

Field of Work: Learning/Education

Wichian Chaiyabang is pushing alternative education into the mainstream. Through a cost-effective model in one of Thailand’s poorest rural communities, he is training public school teachers and administrators to revise their classroom practices and raise their expectations of public education. 

Field of Work: Learning/Education

Naw Paw Ray is building a network of migrant schools and training migrant teachers to address the vast educational gap between Thai children and the children of Burmese migrant workers in Thailand. Naw Paw’s schools provide quality education that prepares migrant children for a prospective return to Burma or integration into Thai society and...

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Organization: The Mirror Arts Group

In northern Thailand, Sombat Boonngamanong is devising an education system that erases divisions within society. He links the interests of children, teachers, and parents so that everyone can participate in the educational process. Using the Internet, he is also actively extending this community to the rest of Thailand, its government, and even...

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Organization: Panyotai Institution

Responding to an education system that fails to stimulate and prepare Thai children for the challenges of contributing to their emerging democracy and economy in transition, Porn Panosot is creating an alternative, process-oriented educational program in Thailand that promotes a balance between the physical, emotional, and intellectual...

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Organization: Baanrak Kindergarten

Abhisree Jaranchavanaphet has created an alternative model of pre-school education in which cultivates the potential of all children, including those with mental handicaps, and recaptures spiritual values traditionally part of Thailand's Buddhist culture.

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