Archive For The “Culture” Category

Thai Teacher Uses Social Media To Shame Students Into Better Behaviour

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Thai Teacher Uses Social Media To Shame Students Into Better Behaviour

Thai social media was alive with positive comment and laughter as a Korat teacher decided on a modern version of shaming naughty students into better behaviour. The teacher had two M3 (Year 10 in the British system) students stand in a small square and hug each other – then peck each other on the cheek….

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E-Library The Way Forward For Thai Education?

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E-Library The Way Forward For Thai Education?

When it comes to the quality of education, the focus is understandably on the teachers, while access to good learning materials has been largely underrated. It doesn’t hurt, however, to try to improve this aspect of education. After all, we are living in a world where many things are at our fingertips. It’s no longer…

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Education Authority Excuses Teacher For Beating Pupil With A Stick Because He Is “Old School”

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Education Authority Excuses Teacher For Beating Pupil With A Stick Because He Is  “Old School”

An education authority in Ratchaburi has excused a teacher who assaulted a little girl who couldn’t keep up with her reading. They said the teacher had retired and just helps out at the school and his methods were from a bygone era. But though he has been warned about his behaviour he has not lost his job and…

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English Teacher Apologises Following Attack On Primary School Student

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English Teacher Apologises Following Attack On Primary School Student

The foreign teacher at the centre of an online furor after he attacked a P5 student during an English class has wai-ed the child and his mother in apology. The school director – who at first tried to keep it quiet until the news blew up on social media – has downplayed the incident as a “misunderstanding”. However, the…

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Tablets And Smartphones Causing Problems For Young Children

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Tablets And Smartphones Causing Problems For Young Children

A growing number of young children have demonstrated symptoms similar to attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) because of their exposure to tablets and smartphones at a young age. “Parents should stop letting young children play with tablets and smartphones,” the deputy head of the Mental Health Department Dr Samai Sirithongthaworn said yesterday. He said while…

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Royal Ploughing Day Celebrated

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Royal Ploughing Day Celebrated

  His Majesty the King presided over the annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony at the Sanam Luang Palace grounds on Friday to mark the start of the rice planting season.   Following the Ceremony people rushed forward to collect some of the blessed seed rice grain at the end of the event.   This spectacular, cultural…

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Prime Minister Instructs Ministry Of Education To Focus On Teaching Of English

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Prime Minister Instructs Ministry Of Education To Focus On Teaching Of English

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education (MOE) disclosed that the Prime Minister had instructed the MOE to review the country’s education curriculum in order to ensure that students respond well to it, while education of the English language must be also enhanced to reduce disparities. MOE Permanent Secretary Chaiyapruek Serirak disclosed that Prime…

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Parents To Press Charges Over Alleged Abuse Of Their Two Year-Old By Kindergarten School

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Parents To Press Charges Over Alleged Abuse Of Their Two Year-Old By Kindergarten School

The parents of a two-year old school girl have demanded the management of a well known kindergarten school in Muang district of Nakhon Si Thammarat to show responsibility over the alleged beatings of her daughter by an assistant teacher. The parents, whose names were not disclosed, lodged a complaint with the Muang district police on…

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The `not so idyllic` life in an Esan village in Thailand

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The `not so idyllic` life in an Esan village in Thailand

A while ago I wrote an article about the idyllic life in a typical, rural Esan village. Well, that`s not always the case, especially from a foreigners (farangs) point of view. So here`s a dose of reality. Let`s start with the wake up call, about 5:00 am – noisy roosters, dogs, assorted spluttering tractors and…

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High Ranking For Buriram Rajabhat University

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High Ranking For Buriram Rajabhat University

Take a bow the students and lecturers at Buriram Rajabhat University. There are 117 universities in Thailand and the local boys (and girls) are ranked at number 27. It also means that Buriram is the number 1 Rajabhat university in the country as the next one in the national rankings comes in at 31. The…

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