The Evolution of Educational Policy and Planning in Thailand: From NEC to ONEC and OEC

Gerald W. Fry, Waraiporn Sangnapaboworn

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Abstract

The organization that is directly responsible for formulating educational policy and planning in Thailand is the Office of the Education Council (OEC) under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. This chapter describes the evolution of the policy and planning process in Thailand from the first educational plan prepared by Chao Phraya Pasakornwong in the late 1800s to the situation today. It describes the key organizations over time that have been responsible for educational policy and planning, namely, the National University Council (NUC), the National Education Council (NEC), the Office of the National Education Commission (ONEC), and, currently since 2003, the OEC. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the OEC and recommendations for how it could be improved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEducation in the Asia-Pacific Region
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages503-515
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameEducation in the Asia-Pacific Region
Volume42
ISSN (Print)1573-5397
ISSN (Electronic)2214-9791

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labor, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Secretary-General of the Council of State, Secretary-General of the Basic Education Commission, Secretary-General of the Vocational Education Commission, Secretary-General of the Higher Education Commission, Secretary-General of the National Economic and Social Development Board, Director of the Budget Bureau, Secretary-General of the Teachers Council, and Director of the Office of National Education Standards and Quality Assurance

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