This article examines the Kiwi connection in Thailand’s education reforms. Although few would know it, New Zealand played an influential role in the drafting of Thailand’s National Education Act (1999), which mandated setting up national education standards.
Posts Tagged ‘Thai education’
This article is an in depth look at specific Americans and British educators who have made an impact on Thailand’s education system. It looks at how Westerners were once welcomed to Thailand and allowed to contribute to the country’s schools. (more…)
Thailand’s education system often walks a tightrope between traditional values and Western ways. Modern education sparks many local debates and controversies. On one hand, Thai schools were traditionally built around Buddhist temples. On the other hand, secular education often promotes new ideas and methodologies. This article looks at politics of modern education in Thailand. (more…)
A major problem at some Thai school is over-stuffed classrooms. Teachers are sometimes required to instruct as many as 50-70 students at the same time, which makes learning very inefficient. This article warns Thai administrators about the importance of reducing the number of students. (more…)
This article was my first attempt to research the history of education in Thailand. It explores some of the first modern schools in the country, early issues about curriculum development, and the role of English. This material traces the path from the first Western educators in Thailand to the rise of the modern TEFL industry. (more…)