Archive For The “Education” Category

NLA Consult Japanese Experts On How To Improve Thai Education System

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A committee of the National Legislative Assembly has met with Japanese experts to seek consultation about how to improve the education system. The chairman of the NLA’s committee on education and sports, Mr. Tuang Untachai, on Tuesday led some of his committee members to a meeting with Dr. lsao Taniguchi, President of KOSEN National Institute…

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Finally, A Teacher Faces Jail After Sustained Assault On 14 Year-Old Boy

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Finally, A Teacher Faces Jail After Sustained Assault On 14 Year-Old Boy

A teacher and his wife at a Muang district school in Chaiyaphum are facing charges of assault and threatening behaviour after a boy in a M2 class was beaten up in class. The newly appointed governor of the province Narong Wunsiw heard about the case and immediately contacted education chiefs to investigate. Plenty of evidence was found and yesterday…

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Teacher Shortage To Be Eased By Hiring 5,000 Retired Teachers

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Teacher Shortage To Be Eased By Hiring 5,000 Retired Teachers

In the wake of mass retirement of about 20,000 teachers at the end of September, the Teachers and Educational Personnel Committee has decided to re-employ on temporary basis some 5,000 retired teachers to ease the shortage of teachers in schools. Mr Boonrak Yodpetch, secretary-general of Basic Education Commission, said on Friday that altogether 19,962 teachers…

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Deputy Education Minister Urges Teachers And Parents To Monitor Pupils’ Online Activities

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Deputy Education Minister Urges Teachers And Parents To Monitor Pupils’ Online Activities

The Deputy Education Minister has urged teachers and parents to monitor the online activities of children and help them creatively navigate the online social space in the Digital 4.0 era. The comment by Deputy Education Minister M.L. Panadda Diskul was made during his keynote speech at the Provincial Press Association Of Thailand on the occasion…

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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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