Month: March 2016

Achieving the 2030 Education Goals

The 17 new Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals, aim to end poverty, hunger and inequality, take action on climate change and the environment, improve access to health and education, build strong institutions and partnerships, and more in the next 15 years.

Huge reduction in non-teaching hours of school teachers

AMID a reduction in the amount of time Thai teachers spent on non-teaching activities last year. They hoped the number of days spent on non-teaching activities would come down to 35-40 days this year.

Chiang Mai unveils its own education blueprint

CHIANG MAI now has its own educational reform strategy thanks to a partnership of various stakeholders. The strategy is scheduled for implementation between this year and 2019, with students to learn skills matching local demands.

Education a Key to Decent Jobs for Youth

As Thailand’s curriculum reform process is moving onward, talks were being focused on the issue of youth employment as one of the key aspects that need to be addressed in the reformed education system.

Learning for Life and Work: A Case Study of Taiwan and the USA

Career academic and multi-sectoral partnerships in education management are seen as the main criteria for the reform of the education system, and also key factors for the country’s economic development.

Students learn how games make reading fun

Kids like playing with toys and games, as we know. And this has led people to think about turning books into toys and games so that children can play and learn. Inspired by that idea five or six years ago, Somsong Naulsnit, a teacher from Wat Koh Daeng School in Prachin Buri, has provided many activities that include books or the content in books as part of her students’ toys and games since then.

Seminar spells out education system’s inadequacies

The education system is failing in properly equipping juveniles to join the job market, as six out of 10 only complete at most a higher secondary or vocational education, a seminar heard.

Alarming figures reveal the extent of exclusion

A huge number of children are being denied the right to go to school despite cash being poured into the system; it’s time the authorities delivered on pledges made in the Constitution.

Academics decry low reading rate, demand reform

According to the Global Competitive Report of the World Economic Forum this year, the quality of the Thai education system is ranked at 77th among 142 countries, tumbling 11 spots from last year, said Wittayakorn Chiangkul, dean of the College of Social Innovation at Rangsit University.

Improving Science Teaching in Thailand

“The scores of the programme for international student assessment (PISA) are low, and they have not shown improvement. Thailand can perform better by taking important steps without allocating significantly more funds and is not that difficult to do”, Tom said. “The problem is the amount of time allocated to science” and therefore the lack of motivation of students