Thursday, May 19, 2005

Thai Education Reform

Today I found a small news about our Thai Minister of Education mentioning again about the need for modernization of science education in Thailand and asked a Thai agency (Sor Sor Wor Tor) to do it.

We have been talking about this a lot in the past 10 years. And few years have passed since the education reform bill took effect, apart from some ministrial consolidation and establishment of some agencies, and the new curricula of primary and secondary schools took effect, a lot of things still need to be done.

A few days ago, I read of one complaint about various jobs that a school teacher has to do, as a government official. As Thai government officials practically have no job description, whatever are assigned to them they have to do all, including procurement and running around to care-taking visiting VIP to their district. And imagine that they all have the same 24 hr per day and some have to work on a supplementary job to feed their families. The complaint is valid.

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