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I strongly believe that, as a citizen of the world, any person has the right to learn.

Sukavich Rangsitpol (born 5 December 1935) was Minister of Education for Thailand from 1995 to 1997.[1]

Thailand education reform 1995[edit]

In 1995, the minister of education, Sukavich Rangsitpol, launched a series of education reforms in 1995 with the objectives of the education reform is to realize the potential of Thai people to develop themselves for a better quality of life and to develop the nation for a peaceful co-existence in the global community.[2]


In the Thailand , Sukavich Rangsitpol from Bangkok used his political base and role as Member of House of Representatives (Thailand) from Bangkok and Mintister of Education to promote education reform in nationwide.

According to John Cogan (Professor of Education, University of Minnesota, USA) and Derricott, Ray (Director, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Liverpool) · 2014 in Citizenship for the 21st Century: An International Perspective on Education

No one did more than he to establish in the minds of the Thai people the conception that education should be universal, non-sectarian, free, and that its aims should be social efficiency, civic virtue, and character, rather than mere learning or the advancement of sectarian ends.

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Rangsitpol saw education as "the instrument for human development, creating peace for mankind and national security"Professor Dr.Pimpam Dechakupt [4]


  • In a paper presented at the Second UNESCO-ACEID International Conference (Re - Engineering on Education) in 1996 entitled New aspirations for education in Thailand towards educational excellence by the year 2007,

His Excellency Mr. Sukavich Rangsitpol Minister of Education,Thailand (1995 -1997)laid out his plans for education in Thailand.

According to John Cogan (Professor of Education, University of Minnesota, USA) and Derricott, Ray (Director, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Liverpool) · 2014 in Citizenship for the 21st Century: An International Perspective on Education, His Excellency Mr.Sukavich Rangsitpol saw education as "the instrument for human development, creating peace for mankind and national security"

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  • Education for All

I strongly believe that, as a citizen of the world, any person has the right to learn.

and should be entitled to have access to education according to their competency and needs.

It is essential that the government provide educational services that respond to the people’s needs

Education, therefore, has to be organized in such a way that people from all walks of life can participate in educational activities at levels and times of their preference.

With regard to the learning society, as I mentioned earlier, optimistically, people from all walks of life should be able to have equal access to education according to their needs and potentials.

All sort of boundaries, be their gender, age, socio-economic status, physical or mental disabilities have to be eliminated.

UNESCO (16–18 September 1996). "His Excellency Mr.Sukavich Rangsitpol Inaugural Address and Keynote Speech (Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation Adult Education) journal = Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation Adult Education". 1: 53–56. Retrieved 2 October 2019.CS1 maint: Date format (link) page53-56

  • Education for Peace

The minister of education, Sukavich Rangsitpol , launched a series of education reforms in 1995 . [6] The main aim of Education Reform is to enhance the quality of education from 1996 until educational excellence is achieved by the year 2007.

The goal of the Education reform is to realize the potential of Thai people to develop themselves for a better quality of life and to develop the nation for a peaceful co-existence in the global community.

The objective of Education reform is to create learning individual, organization, and society. An educated person or the authentic learning outcome should possess the following abilities and characteristics which are based on Thai cultural heritage and appropriate level of education: good physical and mental health, critical thinking, intellectual inquisitiveness, professionalism, sense of responsibility, honesty, self-sacrifice, perseverance, team spirit, adherence to democracy, and love for king, country, and religion.

Dachakupt, Pimpan (1999). "The current innovation in curriculum development in Thailand". International Journal of Curriculum Development and Practice. 1: 93–101. Retrieved 2 October 2019.

  • School Based Management Poilcy/Outcome Based Management Policy

At the very beginning, the crucial element to be considered for education reform is the management system. The administrative power, in particular, has to be shifted to local authorities, and local participation in the school management is essentially encouraged. We cannot deny that people who know more about the educational needs of local people are those who work and live within that community. UNESCO (16–18 September 1996). "His Excellency Mr.Sukavich Rangsitpol Inaugural Address and Keynote Speech (Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation Adult Education) journal = Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation Adult Education". 1: 53–56. Retrieved 2 October 2019.CS1 maint: Date format (link)

Thailand then implemented School-based management (SBM) policy in 1997 in order overcoming a profound crisis in the education system.Gamage, David T.; Sooksomchitra, Pacharapimon (2004). "Decentralisation and School-Based Management in Thailand". International Review of Education/ Internationale Zeitschrift Fr Erziehungswissenschaft/ Revue Inter. 50 (3): 291–308. doi:10.1007/s11159-004-2624-4.

Establish effective Provincial Education Councils with strong community membership.The purpose of decentralization is to ensure that local education needs are met, there should be a close relationship between community representatives and officials . Thus, decentralization will require a careful balance between the guidance of community selected representatives and government officials.To representing local needs and priorities[7]

  • Education Affected

According to UNESCO, Thailand Education for AllEducation reform 1995 has led to the following results:

  • The educational budget increased from 133 billion baht in 1996 to 163 billion baht in 1997 (22.5% increase)
  • Since 1996, first grade students have been taught English and computer literacy.
  • Professional advancement from teacher level 6 to teacher level 7 without having to submit academic work for consideration was approved by the Thai government.
  • Free 12 years education for all children provided by the government. This program was added to the 1997 Constitution of Thailand and gave access to all citizens.

Education Management Profile: Thailand (PDF). Bangkok: UNESCO PRINCIPAL REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC. 1998. Retrieved 2 October 2019. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

  • Economy Affected

World Bank report that after the 1997 Asian financial crisis Income in the northeast, the poorest part of Thailand , has risen by 46 percent from 1998 to 2006.[8] Nationwide poverty fell from 21.3 to 11.3 percent. [9]

External links[edit]

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20180513030054/http://www.moe.go.th/name.htm
  2. Dachakupt, Pimpan (1999). "The current innovation in curriculum development in Thailand". International Journal of Curriculum Development and Practice. 1: 93–101. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  3. Citizenship for the 21st Century: An International Perspective on Education. May 2014. ISBN 9781134730261. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  4. Dachakupt, Pimpan (1999). "The current innovation in curriculum development in Thailand". International Journal of Curriculum Development and Practice. 1: 93–101. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  5. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=8Gt9AwAAQBAJ&pg=PA79&lpg=PA79&dq=New+aspirations+for+education+in+Thailand.+Towards+educational+excellence+by+the+year+2007&source=bl&ots=22hG_N5FUo&sig=RIpoqeZDgX2NiNtiiblApGVmkiM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi88Y_UrMbQAhUMLcAKHcnKC3IQ6AEIJzAD#v=onepage&q=New%20aspirations%20for%20education%20in%20Thailand.%20Towards%20educational%20excellence%20by%20the%20year%202007&f=false {{cite journal |last1=Cogan |first1=John |title= Citizenship for the 21 st Century/Sukavich Rangsitpol at Re-Engineering on Education |journal=International Journal of Curriculum Development and Practice|date=2014|volume=1 |pages=60-79|url=h https://books.google.co.th/books?id=8Gt9AwAAQBAJ&pg=PA79&lpg=PA79&dq=sukavich+rangsitpol+creating+peace+for+mankind+and+national+security&source=bl&ots=23fG5ObAOk&sig=ACfU3U0PuDzaxEO8RC3t0PwUBnWzrdnL1A&hl=th&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi15oGLvfPiAhXRbX0KHShYDFwQ6AEwAXoECAgQAQ
  6. Dachakupt, Pimpan (1999). "The current innovation in curriculum development in Thailand". International Journal of Curriculum Development and Practice. 1: 93–101. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  7. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/605431468777588612/text/multi-page.txt
  8. NESDB, Economic Data, 1995–2006 Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  9. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/605431468777588612/text/multi-page.txt http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/605431468777588612/text/multi-page.txt