This project focuses on public education in rural Thailand by featuring schools in Tha Sala district in Nakhon Si Thammarat province and Koh Lanta Noi (small island north of Koh Lanta). The schools located in Tha Sala district, Wat Khok Lek School and Wat Samosorn School, are both located on Buddhist temple ground. Often times temple schools are one of the only forms of education children in rural areas are able to attend. While 95% of Thailand is Buddhist, 80% of the citizens in Koh Lanta are Muslim. Therefore, the schools in Koh Lanta Noi, Ban Lang Sod School and Ban Klong Tanod School are both Islamic schools. Even though these four schools associate with two different religions and are in different regions, they follow the same basic curriculum as all public schools in Thailand, with a few changes in their complementary subjects




Professor Dr. Rungrawee Jitpakdee, Associate Dean July 25,2016