Categories
articles Featured Articles

Implications of Feminist Critique of Science Teaching

Download (PDF, Unknown)

Categories
Op Ed

REMARKS OF HOPE FROM THE NEW MINISTER OF EDUCATION

By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D.  editor-in-chief
SCLThailand found the newly appointed minister of education’ s remarks refreshing at the recent “first digital  town meeting”.  The meeting was reported on in the Nation newspaper’s January 5, 2017 edition.
For years now the editors of SCLThailand have been deeply  concerned and written about the sorry state of education in many rural areas.  Therefore, we were gratified when Dr. Teerakiat said his top priority is to help rural schools “whose standards are so bad that they need to be put into ‘intensive care units immediately’.
The new minister of education stated that out of 30,000 primary and high schools , about 3,000 fall into this category of needing “urgent and real help”.  SCLThailand has for many years also deplored the widening gap between rural areas and the much richer urban areas.   Again we were happy to hear Dr. Teerakiat state that help to the poorest of the poor rural schools could plant seeds for further education reform.
We urge Dr. Teerakiat to engage universities and colleges and NGOs, such as Teach for Thailand, to send qualified volunteer teachers to the 3,000 rural schools most in need.
Categories
Op Ed

Long Live the King

Long Live the King has been our web site’s banner headline since Student Centered Learning Thailand started. This banner will remain since for us our fond hope was two fold. First, that King Bhumibol the Great would live as long as possible and continue to inspire the nation. Now, sadly, the King has left us in the physical sense. But we also meant by Long Live the King that his ideals, his example of humility, compassion, and intellectual vigor and integrity, would continue through the Thai people and all those who love the nation of Thailand. So the spirit of the King still lives and we expect it to live as long as there is a Thai nation.

 

We are confident that Thailand will continue to move toward full democracy. We are also confident that full and fair elections will be held and power will be restored to the people and not rest with any one faction in Thai society. We remain confident that the voice of the people will be heard and honored. When this is accomplished the work of His Majesty, Rama IX, will reach fruition.

 

Long Live the King!

 

Peter J. Foley, editor-in-chief

Categories
articles

THE SCIENCE TEACHER AS STUDENT: COMPETENCY TAKES TIME

Download (PDF, Unknown)

Categories
articles Uncategorized

Away from the “Me, the Teacher”

Download (PDF, Unknown)

Categories
Op Ed Opinion:Thai education

The Situation of Education Budget in Thailand

Download (PDF, 16KB)

Categories
articles

More on Brain-Based Learning

Download (PDF, 27KB)

Categories
Op Ed

Has it really been 7 years?!!?

Download (PDF, 20KB)

Categories
articles

Artists as Chemists

Reproduced by permission of the author, Arthur.

Download (PDF, Unknown)

Categories
Op Ed

May 2016 Changing the way teachers teach. Is technology the elephant in the classroom?

Download (PDF, Unknown)