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Chonburi School Director Insists Corporal Punishment Is Necessary

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Chonburi School Director Insists Corporal Punishment Is Necessary

The director of a Chonburi school has told the Thai media that assault against children at school is perfectly ok. It is to keep them in line. This is despite the practice being illegal. Director Samrerng at a Ban Bung school spoke out after an online clip went viral on Thai social media. The clip showed a…

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Teacher In The “Shoes On Head” Incident Removed From The Classroom

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Teacher In The “Shoes On Head” Incident Removed From The Classroom

Following the recent story about the teacher who made a student prostrate and crawl on the floor with his shoes on his head as a punishment, it has emerged that she has been ordered out of the class. Though not named, the middle aged female teacher will be transferred to other duties while education authorities decide what…

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Teacher Launches An Alleged Assault On 21 Children For Wearing Incorrect Uniform

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Teacher Launches An Alleged Assault On 21 Children For Wearing Incorrect Uniform

From Ayuthaya comes more sickening news of assault on children at a Thai school. This time three children were taken to hospital after a teacher whacked them on the head with a stick for not wearing the correct uniform. A total of 21 children were attacked by the teacher on Wednesday. The director has set up a…

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Students Need To Study For Careers That Match Their Capabilities

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Students Need To Study For Careers That Match Their Capabilities

Parents, friends and media content, especially from movies and television, are still the strongest influences on Thai students as they choose careers and the field of study to pursue at university. Suphan Mongkolsuthree, Krungthai Bank chairman of the corporate governance and social responsibility committee, said that students however should be allowed to choose careers they…

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Thailand Still Lagging Behind Other Countries In Education

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Thailand Still Lagging Behind Other Countries In Education

Apathy, greed and faulty logic can all be blamed for our poor education system, but smart ideas are also lacking For as long as there have been nations, the people aspiring to lead them have promised to improve education. In recent times the rationale has been the need to remain competitive in a rapidly changing…

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Thai Teaching Candidates Want Standard Of English Requirements Lowered

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Thai Teaching Candidates Want Standard Of English Requirements Lowered

An internet discussion about teacher candidates calling for lower English-language requirements sparked arguments over their necessity on social media this week. Taking over online discussions for nearly a week, the matter gained attention after some candidates for an initiative which recruits teachers to work in their hometowns rallied online to lower the proficiency score required…

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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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