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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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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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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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