Exploring the Cultural Context of School Improvement in Thailand

Philip Hallinger, Pornkasem Kantamara

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Abstract

As education becomes a global enterprise, policies and practices derived from a particular cultural context are finding their way into educational systems that differ significantly from their land of origin. The article explores the cultural context of school improvement in Thailand, a developing Asian nation. Although Thailand is rapidly integrating into the global culture, it retains a strongly traditional set of cultural values and norms. Drawing upon literature review and case study data, we examine the changing nature of successful school improvement in Thailand during this period of rapid cultural transition. We also discuss implications for school improvement more generally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-408
Number of pages24
JournalSchool Effectiveness and School Improvement
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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