Challenges and Future Trends for Thai Education: Conceptual Framework into Action

Panarit Sethakul, Nattakant Utakrit


The challenges and future trends in Thailand in the 21st century are considered from several factors. These include the revolution of Thailand 4.0, digital revolution, 2030 Agenda for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) in Quality Education, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) preparations, workforce’s need, middle-income gap, population aging, deterioration of natural resources due to unsustainable economic growth, and educational quality and management system development. The Office of Education Council proposes a development paradigm shift in the education of Thailand 4.0 toward the 21st century. The primary focus of a new 20-year plan, announced in the National Scheme of Education B.E. 2560-2579 (2017-2036) [1], provides a national capacity building framework into action, regarding educational management, educational opportunity, educational quality, instructional effectiveness, the administration of educational institutions, budget management, and educational development in the competitive era.

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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