Category: Educational Equity

Out of School Children and the Thai Education System

Out-of-School Children The hidden problem of Thai  education.   Credit: ThaiPBS

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.

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”

2011-2015 QLF initiatives in Education

From the cabinet’s resolution of 11 January 2011, QLF agreed on a 2011-15 work plan to reform Thai Education under the concept of “For an equal and just Thailand of the future.” One of the main tasks is to create a good future for the country through human development, especially the development of children and youth.

Disadvantaged Children’s Learning Center in Mae Hong Son

A QLF team made a two-day visit to Mae Hong Son, the most remote and poorest province in Thailand, to visit the QLF-supported centre for disadvantaged children in a remote and mountainous area of Mae Sariang district.

Inclusive Education, Inclusive Thailand

The re-affirmation of national commitment to Education for All – All for Education, MDGs (Education) and inclusive education which would contribute to the realization of the MDGs and Education for All by 2015.

Rafe Esquith suggests how to get teaching outside the classroom

With 30 years of classroom experience, Esquith has designed his own curriculum that has had educational administrators questioning his tactics for years. Author of Teach Like Your Hair is On Fire, which has been translated into Thai, Esquith has made school for his students a unique and enjoyable experience.

Thai Education Reform : Focuson out-of-school children to enroll in education system and awarding good teachers

“Thai Education Reform: Role of provinces and local administrations in seeking out-of-school children to enroll in the education system (formal/non-formal/informal)” between 29-30 April 2011 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center

Against the Grain

Local children, once considered “rogue and stupid”, are turning over a new leaf after taking part in the “Plai Khao School” learning project initiated by Phatthalung municipality.