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Discussion in 'Education from Thailand' started by SageAdvice, 19 Dec 2016.

  1. SageAdvice

    SageAdvice Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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  2. Stamp

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    Global tests expose reality of Thai schools
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    A student at Borpitwitthaya School on Sukhumvit Soi 64 listens attentively to the teacher. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

    The shortcomings of Thailand's education system have again been exposed by international education rankings, with Thai students scoring well below global averages in the core subjects of mathematics, science and literacy.

    The country has its own decades-long top-down, centralised approaches to education to blame for such poor rankings. Thailand's education indeed needs structural reform.

    Despite having one of the world's highest percentages of national expenditure, Thailand's abysmal system is massively outperformed by that of one of its closest competitors for foreign direct investment, Vietnam, whose students are years ahead of Thailand's.

    Read the full article here: Global tests expose reality of Thai schools | Bangkok Post: opinion
     
  4. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    From the article:

    Above are the reasons and all parties involved know this for ages. However, parties fail to change.
     
  5. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with the Thai education system. It does exactly what it is designed to do.
     
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  6. ttompatz

    ttompatz Just another teacher

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    I am a greedy SOB.
    I pray the Thai education system never actually manages to reform or my business model, "Decent quality education at an affordable price," is sunk.

    The model has allowed me to grow from a small school of about 360 students (K-6) to a somewhat larger school with about 3000 students (K-12) and 15 affiliate schools with about 15,000 more students enrolled.

    Quality assurance is external (IPSLE and Cambridge (UCLES and CIE) exams).
    Students are required to take and pass the tests and I can't build classrooms fast enough.

    A big thanks to the MOE.
     
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    Good one, BF.
     
  8. SageAdvice

    SageAdvice Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    A cynical post is a good way to start the week :smiling.
     
  9. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    Our school is on its way to become a World Class Standard School, but..............( please fill in the blanks.)

    Bot nobody wants to kiss the frog. :cursing
     

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