Learning that creates value for work

Yongyuth Chalamwong, Wanwisa Suebnusorn Several recent studies have indicated that demand for labour under globalisation favours the employment of workers with secondary education-type skills – such as proficiency in reading and writing, capacity to reason, problem-solving skills and the ability to learn throughout life. As a result, the current role of secondary education comprises both […]

Teach Thais to think

Author: Somkiat Tangkitvanich, TDRI Thailand’s education system is failing its youth and the country’s competitiveness. Simply, it lacks accountability. Thailand can no longer argue it lacks the finances to improve and sustain an effective education system. The government’s budget for education has sharply increased from about USD 3.5 billion in 2003 to nearly USD 14.7 […]

Thai children shortchanged

Is it true that the quality of Thai education is the worst among Asean countries? Pavich Thongroj, adviser to the education minister plunged the country into gloom earlier this week when he said Thailand’s education ranks last after Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam. Mr Pavich said he got the figures […]