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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
Taking care of disadvantaged children Model Learning Center for Handicapped and Disadvantaged Children, Mae Hong Son Province
“The village that we’re going to visit is called Doi Liam and is located in Maemo sub-district, Maesareang district. There aren’t that many households there. Most of the people there are related and are from the Karen hill tribe. We walk like this every day no matter if it’s rain or shine. Nobody goes there. If we don’t go then, nobody will. There would be nobody to take care of the children,” says Jongjit Chaiwong or “Ms. Toy”