Archive For The “Education” Category

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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Young “Naughty” Boys Become Serious Vandals At Rival School

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Young “Naughty” Boys Become Serious Vandals At Rival School

Two schoolboys aged 8 and 9 have wrecked and vandalised a neighbouring school in Si Sa Ket’s Phayu district prompting the affected school to demand 163,000 baht from their parents. Following a report of the vandalism at Prathom 6 classroom at Ban Nong Moung Nong Tae School, police on Wednesday found piles of damaged books…

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University Staff Warned About Their Behaviour On Social Media

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University Staff Warned About Their Behaviour On Social Media

Lecturers at a northern university will have to be careful in future when posting on social media. Offending posts may affect staff performance reviews and salary adjustments, according to  rules that came into effect on February 20. They describe the use of online media harmful to the university’s image as being inappropriate behaviour, warning that…

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Education Minister Says Thai Students’ PISA Scores Unsatisfactory

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Education Minister Says Thai Students’ PISA Scores Unsatisfactory

The Education Minister has stated that Thai students scores in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have not improved over the 16 years since it started. Addressing directors of education from across the country in Bangkok on Tuesday, the minister said that since Thai students joined the PISA test in 2000, their scores have…

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Another Case Of Violence Involving A Kindergarten Teacher

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Another Case Of Violence Involving A Kindergarten Teacher

Another case of violence involving a kindergarten teacher in a well-known Bangkok school has come to light following damning video evidence. The footage – cut from the original 16 minute long version – shows a teacher and her assistant doing an art class with kindergarten students who are sitting on the floor. The teacher assaults a boy…

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Teachers Bind And Blindfold Five Year-Olds To Make Them “Concentrate” !

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Teachers Bind And Blindfold Five Year-Olds To Make Them “Concentrate” !

Since my involvement with the media began, I have seen tragic, shocking and disturbing stories emerge. However, as a former primary school teacher, the ensuing article has upset me considerably. Two kindergarten teachers in Surin have been exposed on social media for binding and blindfolding two five year-old girls because they were not “concentrating” hard…

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International Education In Thailand

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International Education In Thailand

We are fortunate as Ex-pats in Thailand that we have options to further educate our children at an international level. Shrewsbury International School in Bangkok offers an inspirational English language education for which they carefully select students aged 3 to 18 years.  The school occupies a stunning riverside setting in the heart of Bangkok, and…

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Call For An End To “Disparity” In Thai Schools

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Call For An End To “Disparity” In Thai Schools

Education campaigners believe current education policies focus too much on serving political purposes. Many education experts debated the topic “Education Welfare in the Constitution” at Thammasat University yesterday and stressed that education was a basic right that everyone should have access to equally, while urging people to campaign for their own right to education. Education…

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Teaching The Top Profession Of Choice For Schoolchildren

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Teaching The Top Profession Of Choice For Schoolchildren

In a recent survey among schoolchildren, teaching emerged as the top profession ahead of doctors and soldiers. The “coolest” job for youngsters is being a soldier, the 8th Annual Career Survey of Thai Children conducted by Adecco Group found, while parents remain their biggest idols. Most children said they dreamed of becoming teachers because they…

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Teacher Accused Of Beating 7 Year-Old 99 TIMES !

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Teacher Accused Of Beating 7 Year-Old 99 TIMES !

A woman filed a complaint with Khlong Luang police on Monday morning, accusing a female teacher of beating her seven-year-old son, a Prathom Suksa 1 (Grade 1) student at Sang-am Withaya School in tambon Khlong Song of Khlong Luang district. Boonsueb Khanthong, 50, said this happened on Friday when her son left his classroom before…

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