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EDUCATION Jurin wants school closure policy review
11 May 2013 : Democrat Party list-MP Jurin Laksanavisit says the government's focus is too narrow in its push to close small schools, and is urging a policy review.
23 Mar 2013 : HANOI : Thailand and the Philippines will sign a teacher exchange agreement in the next two months.
26 Jan 2010 : The two English words accept and except are often confused by non-native and native speakers alike. Perhaps it is due to their somewhat similar spellings and pronunciations. However, upon gaining a better understanding of the respective meanings for the two words, it may actually seem rather strange that there is confusion over them, because the meaning of accept and the meaning of except, when used as a verb, are more or less opposites.
24 Jan 2010 : I caught my dear friend Evil Neil going through his New Year's presents last week as I paid him a visit in his office.
21 Jan 2010 : Years after selling training equipment to vocational schools and colleges around the country, entrepreneur Boon-anek Maneetham realised he could offer more than just the educational tools; he wanted to provide a new way of learning to young students at a dream school.
21 Jan 2010 : Being a nanny is not an easy task. It requires knowledge, skill, love, tenderness and a lot more. Rosalie San Juan, 36, learned this when she helped her sister find a nanny to take care of her niece a few years ago.
19 Jan 2010 : Most children are told to move away from their television sets and do their homework _ but not their teachers.
19 Jan 2010 : 'Quality of education is the only thing that is going to move Thailand to a better position,'' said Prof Emeritus Somwung Pitiyanuwat, PhD. Before leaving his position as acting director of the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Onesqa), he gave an exclusive interview to ''Education'' on his vision on improving the quality of teachers in Thailand. Below are edited excerpts.
19 Jan 2010 : I believe adult students learn best when they know what is required to complete an exercise and, more importantly, when they know why they are doing it. Unlike younger pupils, adult students need to see the benefit in undertaking a task. They must have the confidence that they can complete what has been asked and that, when it is finished, there will be some intrinsic or extrinsic benefit from what they have completed.
IN MY OPINION
19 Jan 2010 : In Thailand, many students, unfortunately, believe that copying is an acceptable practice and is part of academic life. Many others don't realise that it is detrimental to effective learning.
TEACHING WITH HEART
19 Jan 2010 : Teaching entails preparing and delivering course content, as well as setting up and sustaining the effective context for learning. While the former is easily accomplished, the latter can cause significant stress.
CORPORATE ENGLISH COSULTING
19 Jan 2010 : While it is true that a lot of business these days is done from behind a computer or a telephone, at some stage in every business person's career there will be a need to go to a client's office and make contact personally.