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By Kongpob Areerat |
<p dir="ltr">Despite efforts by the military government to improve the appalling state of Thai education, reformers point out that the new draft constitution will plunge Thailand deeper into an education crisis.</p> <p></p>
<p>Despite promises of education reform as the country ranks among the worst in the region for academic success, a youth civil society group says that Thai education will only get worse under the draft constitution.</p>
By John Draper |
<p>This column is a follow up to <a href="">this column</a> on how Thailand is at the Bottom of the Global Creativity Index’s ‘ethnic and religious tolerance’ indicator, on which Thailand ranked 127<sup>th</sup> out of 130 countries. The importance of creativity is that it is linked to growth, especially in cities, where a cosmopolitan mix lends itself to dynamism.</p>
<p>The Thai authorities have drafted a master plan to promote ‘morality’ based on sufficiency, honesty, and responsibility as a national programme. &nbsp;</p> <p>According to Daily News, Gen Thanasak Patimaprakorn, Deputy Prime Minister and head of the National Committee to Promote Morality established under the Ministry of Culture, on Monday, 2 November 2015, revealed that the Committee approved a master plan to promote morality as a national programme at its first meeting.</p>
<p>A high-school executive has scolded a grade 12 student activist who refused to take a Civic Duty class exam as being mentally ill while the Education Minister told the media not to pay much attention to her.</p> <p>According to the 23 July 2015 issue of Matichon newspaper, an administrator of Triam Udom Suksa School in central Bangkok told the media that&nbsp;<a href="">Nattanan Warintarawet</a>, aka Nice, an outspoken anti-coup student activist at the school, is mentally ill.</p>
<p>Thai Ministry of Culture aims to promote the junta’s controversial 12 nationalistic Thai values by publishing books of fables.</p>
By Education for Liberation of Siam |
<div> <div>Open Letter 1/2014</div> <div>Education for Liberation of Siam</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>16 September 2014</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Dear General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Prime Minister of Thailand, the Head of the National Council for Peace and Order, the Chairman of the Board of Investment, the Chairman of the Joint Private-Public Standing Committee, the Chairman of the National Energy Policy Committee, the Chairman of the State Enterprise Policy Committee, the Chairman of the Policy Committee on Special Economic Zone Development, </div></div>
By Harrison George |
<p>The captain of Thai industry was interested to see the results of Thailand’s education reform.&nbsp; Hearing that a fast-tracked ‘model student’ had applied for employment at his firm, he decided to conduct the interview himself.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thai businesses have long complained that the products of the Thai education system are virtually unemployable, lacking the skills necessary for the modern economy.&nbsp; The CEO was eager to see the results of the NCPO-inspired reform of the schooling system in developing the kind of graduates that the corporate sector required.</p>