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Ministry of Education vows to urgently reform Thai education

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Once more, the teachers are at fault when their students have no motivation, no respect for the world culture to which they belong, or each other.

Hit them with another twelve moral values--that would fix

everything.

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Reform the MoE and get out all the dead wood that refuse to change their ways.

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Ah the weekly pointless education reform announcement.

As if cutting native English speakers, reducing classroom hours and forcing kids to prance about playgrounds in shows of nationalism isn't enough, now they've had the bright idea to assess their new teachers. Assessed on their ability to be good Thai citizens who can in turn keep the next generation of Thai citizens in the dark.

Nothing they say or do will truly improve Thailand's indoctrination system unless they completely overhaul the culture of the country at every level away from feudalism and nepotism, greng jai and deep manipulation of a peasant-slave population.

There is no hope in sight.

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Six weeks ago they were bringing back 10,000 retired teachers because of a teacher shortage.

Reconciling this with teacher competency requirements should be an interesting dance.

By the way, the calendar contains only two items so far:

12 January - announce urgent program

24 December - announce program success

Seriously, I wouldn't be surprised if the next news consists of:

- a committee is formed

- a planning meeting is conducted

- a 3-phase plan is formulated

- The 3 phases are described as "beginning phase", "middle phase", and "ending phase".

- and no news after that (until 24 Dec that is!).

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Ah the weekly pointless education reform announcement.

As if cutting native English speakers, reducing classroom hours and forcing kids to prance about playgrounds in shows of nationalism isn't enough, now they've had the bright idea to assess their new teachers. Assessed on their ability to be good Thai citizens who can in turn keep the next generation of Thai citizens in the dark.

Nothing they say or do will truly improve Thailand's indoctrination system unless they completely overhaul the culture of the country at every level away from feudalism and nepotism, greng jai and deep manipulation of a peasant-slave population.

There is no hope in sight.

No hope and no longer really care what the place does or dosnt do anymore.

Place gets what it deserves and it gets the leaders and civil service it deserves.

They have a window on the rest of the world,they can choose to put up with the carp they are fed here or do something about it.... i long since came to the conclusion the vast majority of Thais educated or not are just not interested enough, in anything really other than having fun,eating and talking about having fun and eating,and expect the money to just roll in no matter how bad the product or service.

Oh and they nearly all act like perpetual spoiled brat teens throughout their lives..especially the cretins in uniform.

OK having a bad day with the locals trying to get a simple task done.... you know how those days can be here, ill be fine tomorrow.

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It is apparent that the education ministry is staffed in large part by individuals who are results of the Thai education system. Thus no change will be forthcoming under their watch.

As already mentioned, they are getting what they deserve for the most part. Its just a shame that a country of 70million to chose from, the bulk of those who work outside Thailand are doing menial jobs, for the most part, cleaning, housekeeping etc. I won''t mention the occupation the female are sought for as their education would not be considered formal.

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For substantial change to happen the MOE need to do one thing, just one!

And that is to get rid of the "no fail" policy. This is a situation were the students pass every exam or test, even if they didn't. The no fail process should be. Take test pass/fail. Fail, take retest pass/fail. Fail, do remedial work, take retest and pass. Three tests in total.. Unfortunately many teachers don't have time or inclinenation to give and mark remedial work. So after the third test the student gets minimum passing score! Get rid of "no fail"

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For substantial change to happen the MOE need to do one thing, just one!

And that is to get rid of the "no fail" policy. This is a situation were the students pass every exam or test, even if they didn't. The no fail process should be. Take test pass/fail. Fail, take retest pass/fail. Fail, do remedial work, take retest and pass. Three tests in total.. Unfortunately many teachers don't have time or inclinenation to give and mark remedial work. So after the third test the student gets minimum passing score! Get rid of "no fail"

I agree with you that they should get rid of it, but that is not the one and only magic trick....

Since i got here i have seen teachers take money / payments for grades,

teachers selling photocopies of books for profit.

collecting money in class to bring temple, (up to you, you dont have to give, but i mark down who do not give, remember your grades!)

Forcing students to attend sport or other arrangement that has nothing to do with teaching subject, in exchange give points towards grades

"Unfortunately many teachers don't have time or inclinenation to give and mark remedial work"

Most of the time i see the teachers using senior students to check and mark the younger s work....

my experiences is from universities so i cant speak about the other schools, but i can only guess....

i have not seen anything so bad in years....

urgent reform is needed but i doubt they actually will do more than shake the tree a little

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If they want real reform they need to start by firing everybody in the MOE and the TCT and start fresh. No-one with less than 10 years real face to face classroom experience should be hired to replace the current useless bunch.

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Ministry of Education vows to urgently reform Thai education

Yep, same old, same old "Brainwashing" beatdeadhorse.gif

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If they are serious about education, the first step would be to decentralize the whole system. Give the competence and power to decide to the local or provincial administration. Get rid of "top down" Bangkok decision making without regard to the actual situation.

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Our teachers, including the Thais, are evaluated twice a year. If they like you, you will get a positive evaluation; if they don't, you won't.

The criteria has little to do with classroom performance or outcomes in the classroom (student performance). It has to do with having all your books, notebooks and workbooks checked and that the ticking in the books is neat. Classroom management is another big issue.

Thailand is based on a hierarchical society and how much deference to those in power will determine your worth.

As far as directors go, I find that many pay little attention to anything having to do with academics or teaching. They are busy making sure that the grounds are well tended, bushes trimmed, grass cut and other things having to do with the physical facilities.

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