Education Reform and Capacity Building

The Basic and Occupational Education and Training Program (BOET)

This innovative program, implemented through the Planning Division of the Office of the Permanent Secretary, MoET, worked to increase access to and improve the quality of basic and occupational education and training.

The pilot phase included 13 provinces throughout the 5 regions of Thailand. Focus was on disadvantaged groups of learners with the objective of building human and technological capacities of teachers and school administrative staff in planning, implementing and improving local educational services. Particular importance was placed on involving local communities through school councils and collaborating with local agencies and the private sector as both a resource and as partners in educational development.

Before, the school belonged to the teachers but now it belongs to the community.Community leader in Khampangphet Province

Key components include:

  •      School committees
  •      Strategic planning
  •      Participatory learning
  •      Portfolio assessment
  •      Local curriculum development
  •      ESL instructional methods
  •      Management of information systems

Funders: United Nations Development Program, Office of the Permanent Secretary, MoET

Duration: 1993 - 1997

Management Development of DOVE Agricultural Colleges

As one component of a larger Thai-Danish collaborative program, TEF designed and established a database system for the Division of Agricultural Colleges in Bangkok as well as at agricultural colleges in 4 other provinces.

Government staff at each location were trained in using and managing the system, as well as in using the Internet to broaden their informational resource base.

Funders: Department of Vocational Education, MoET

Duration: 1997 - 1998