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    Teacher Licensing Streamlined ?????

    Just read this in the Bangkok Post.. Has anyone heeard anything about about? Will there be any benefits for new teachers etc I am enrolled to do my TESOL course in May and am wondering if LOS will finally get its **** togther with the beauracy.

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/Business/31Jan2005_biz06.php

    Teacher licensing streamlined


    At least 670,000 new teachers nationwide will receive their teaching licences more quickly than in the past because the Education Ministry is streamlining the process.

    Education Minister Adisai Bodharamik said teachers recruited before June 12 last year can now directly lodge licence applications with Kurusapa, the organisation which approves teachers nationwide.

    Teachers are an influential group, particularly in the provinces, and are courted by political parties during elections.

    However, Mr Adisai insisted the new procedure was not related to the Feb 6 elections. He said it was being done merely because licence applications had wasted teachers' time, and delayed their assessments for new jobs and pay rises.

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    This part gives me the impression it's more to do with Thai teachers than us:

    "Teachers are an influential group, particularly in the provinces, and are courted by political parties during elections."

    We can't vote!


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    Obviously for Thai teachers - there aren't 65,000 of us farang, let alone 650,000.

    Of course it's related to the election'; they're courting the teachers' votes.

    My boss, who's been in the system over 25 years, says govt. teachers don't need a license, and that farang who teach in govt. schools don't need them, either.

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    What really bothers me is that my school has to reapply for my teachers licence and workpermit every year, even though I've been at the same school for almost four years. It should be a simple updating or 'rubber stamp job'. Surely this aspect can be somewhat streamlined...

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    once you get your teacher's license it's yours-forever, it never needs to be updated or renewed.

    "...ever wonder why they kill the weak ones, baby?"

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    And there's me thinking I renewed mine before Christmas (every three years where I work. A year at other places).

    And bear in mind if you change schools they'll still need to apply for their part of the teachers licence so it doesn't really help if you hold one!

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    As far as i know there is 2 parts to the teachers license.

    Sor 11 which is your part

    Sor 19 which is the schools.

    New school new sor 19, as far as i understand.

    But then again i thought that service stations sold shells or sheep till i was 10
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    ^ That's right mate!

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    Teacher Licensing Streamlined
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    what's the difference of teacher's license, sor 11 and sor 19 with the permanent teacher license, im a little confuse about this

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    What IS a teacher's license anyway...I'm buggered if I have one....or have been asked to get one for that matter...is it cos I is at a govt school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LDMA
    What IS a teacher's license anyway...I'm buggered if I have one....or have been asked to get one for that matter...is it cos I is at a govt school?
    That seems to be the consensus. My boss is a Thai teacher, and she's never had a license in 25 years. No less an authority than kencansniff seems to agree. If there's any logic to it (hah!), the assumption might be that if the govt. hires you, that's an implied licensing by the govt. already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDMA
    What IS a teacher's license anyway...I'm buggered if I have one....or have been asked to get one for that matter...is it cos I is at a govt school?
    Possibly as the general consensus is they don't need them (I don't however know if it's all government schools). Or it might be lack of degree (do you still have to do runs every 90 days?)? It's hard to know as from province to province, school to school it's often different (on TV at the mo there's a bird saying her school told her she doesn't need a TL (if that's what they were talking about) 'cos she works at a private school!).

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    kenkannif, you got me all wrong, its not the TL im talking about, I have my TL already. what im talking about is the Wichaaship Kru. the one that they are asking to pay 500 baht, because TL is issued by Salakrang Khet or in english term MOE. so what the Wichaaship Kru?

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