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Minister to focus on role of teachers

Discussion in 'Education from Thailand' started by Stamp, 30 Jan 2017.

  1. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    January 30, 2017 01:00
    By NOPHAKHUN LIMSAMARNPHUN
    THE NATION

    NEWLY APPOINTED Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin is spearheading a reform of education with a focus on ensuring that the country’s 400,000 teachers put in quality time for their teaching responsibilities.

    Teerakiat said in an interview that the Office of Teacher Civil Service and Educational Personnel Commission (OTEPC) had recently passed a resolution to ensure teachers were not bogged down in excessive academic work.

    “Over the past many years, many of our teachers have preferred to do academic work, especially research and thesis work, to gain credentials so as to upgrade their professional status and earn more income – at the expense of their teaching hours and teaching quality.”

    Teerakiat quoted King Rama IX’s royal ............................


    .................................should be spent on incentives to encourage teachers to do more quality teaching.

    Based on the latest data, public-sector teachers enjoy an average income of Bt42,000 per month per person when incentive money is included, compared to the relatively low Bt14,000 per month on average for teachers in privately run schools.

    He said teachers in general were relatively well paid, but there had often been press reports of teachers’ huge debts largely because most teachers tended to have big outstanding liabilities due to consumer spending.

    Due to the lower average salaries for teachers in the private sector, who are responsible for the education of around 2 million students, he said the ministry was considering providing state subsidy to this group of teachers who did not receive public welfare.

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    I wonder where this information comes from. I think it has to be read as .....

     
  2. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    “Over the past many years, many of our teachers have preferred to do academic work, especially research and thesis work, to gain credentials so as to upgrade their professional status and earn more income – at the expense of their teaching hours and teaching quality.”

    In short: Teachers have never really done their jobs, only when tutoring 40 students from 4 to 5 in their "free time."

    Gain credentials and thesis work= making some fancy looking boards for their upgrade sessions and gossiping about others.
     
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