The International Schools Association of Thailand was established in 1994. Its principal purpose
is to act as a link between international schools which are members of ISAT on the one hand and
the Ministry of Education, in particular the Office of the Private Education Commission, on the other.
During the past year, ISAT has been extensively involved with the Department of Export
Promotion in the joint marketing of international education both in Thailand and overseas.
The issues of new education legislation and educational reforms have also featured high on the
agenda over the past year. ISAT has lent its support to this process through assistance in in-
service training by arranging placement for Thai teachers and administrators in international
schools where they are able to observe modern approaches to teaching and learning first hand.
In addition to disseminating information to its members on educational issues both at home and
overseas, its regular meetings provide a forum for discussion, debate and the exchange of views
and information. The organization of in-service training courses, particularly in the fields of cross-
cultural management and Thai language teaching, also features highly on the list of ISAT's
The promotion of Thai language and culture in international schools and support for charitable
causes are other major aims of the Association as is support for culture and sporting links
between international schools in Thailand and abroad and between international schools and
Thai educational institutions.