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The pace of change in the world today is a feature of daily life in the 21st Century. Educators who were in schools 30 years ago will remember the anticipated arrival of computers into daily life. Probably not many people fully realised the full impact of the rapid development of Information and Communications Technology daily […]

Society in Transition …. Education in Transition Internationally, each change in social and economic structure, brings  a new way of seeing the world and a new physical shape for the community. One of these great social transitions in history was the move from societies being based on agriculture to economies became based on industry. Around […]

    Visit to the Chiangmai Demonstration School By  Peter J. Foley, Ed.D.   Smack dab in the middle of ChiangmaiUniversity is a pot of gold in terms of talented teenagers.  These teenagers  study at the Chiangmai Demonstration School only a stone throw away from the Chiangmai University Faculty of Education.  The school has 1,356 students […]

The original editorial in The Nation is included just below Dr. Foley’s letter to the editor. The following letter was  submitted to letters to the editor of The Nation newspaper. The letter  was not published.  Is it possible the Nation’s editors like criticism flowing only one way?    To the editors: Re:  “School System Lets […]

  by Peter J. Foley                 July 2011 THE NATION in an article published on April 27, 2011 reported that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is quite worried about the country’s educational system because students have lamentably poor knowledge in science, mathematics and English. Speaking at a recent meeting […]

By Peter J. Foley       August 2011 UNESCO’s  selection of Bangkok to be the Book Capital of the World for 2013 begs the question: why? The Bangkok Post published an article on February 2, 2011 citing the reading rate surveys of the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (PUBAT).  The 2010 survey showed […]

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