In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Equitable Education Fund (EEF) and the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council published a report on recommendations for addressing inequality and enhancing educational quality. This study is a component of the National Education Reform Commission’s BIGROCK initiative, which focuses on fostering equity and opportunity in early childhood education. The Equitable Education Fund (EEF) is the primary organization in charge of this initiative.
In terms of content, it presents an overview of the situation, approaches and action measures to reduce inequality in education, innovative design, technology and advances in creating equal education for children and Youth in various vulnerable groups in society, as well as suggesting ways to develop the potential of teachers and schools to cope with the crisis.
It lists ten significant OECD instances of successful and equitable education restoration, effective and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and opinions from academics and professionals on changes in Thailand’s education policy following the COVID-19 outbreak. As technology becomes more pervasive, some examples include handling crises for children who have gotten lost in the system, cross-learning and empathy, and new educational challenges geared toward lifelong learning. Other examples are innovation, technology, and progress in creating equality in education in Thailand, such as Black Box, food projects in crisis, teachers behind the wood, etc., and summarizing the trend of education patterns after the pandemic of COVID-19.
More significantly, this report also contains policy recommendations for relevant agencies and stakeholders to use in deciding on the direction of operations. It will help solve the problem of inequality in education both during the epidemic and in the post-COVID-19 era, as well as prepare for other crises that may occur in Thailand in the future.