One Tablet per Child Policy in Thailand

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             This study aims to investigate Thai public policy, namely one table per child policy, which is imposed by the Thai government in 2012. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand at that time, has imposed a policy called “One Tablet per Child” aiming to achieve its populist movement through eliminating inequalities and improving Thai educational standards. This sort of populist policy is hoped to make everyone equal in society. With a huge amount of investment in education. This study utilizes the documentary research by collecting secondary data from various and related sources about table policy from international cases and the case of Thailand. It also tends to illustrate outcomes and effect of this One Tablet Per Child policy on society and well as various interest groups. This issue has brought several criticisms over the budget expenditure and ineffectiveness of the tablet usage itself.  There are several environmental pressure groups have raised criticisms over this policy by claiming that it contributes to children’s health and as well as the environmental impact due to a huge amount of electricity consumed by the tablets. Even though the policy was implemented, many have criticized the policy as it hasn’t been able to provide effective result as desired. Some have pressurized the government to provide more tablet to students for better education.


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