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Supara Chaopricha, MD

August 30, 2018

Dr. Chaopricha is the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Education and an advisor at the Center of Educational Psychology. She received a medical degree from Mahidol University in Thailand. For more than a decade, she has worked as a child and adolescent psychiatrist, as well as a lecturer at Thammasat University. In the past three years at the Ministry of Education she has become more acquainted with the criticisms and concerns of the Thai educational system. Problems continue to persist despite various reform efforts, because they did not address the underlying root causes of ineffective Thai educational system, which include: quality of teachers, inconsistency of education, and low transparency in governmental duties. She sees that laws and regulations, which take into account the interests of all affected parties, as major tools for transforming the system.