So I come back to Thailand with my PGCE/QTS (Qualified Teacher Status in UK) and prob a MEd degree (1/3 from the PGCE as the govt want teachers in UK to get qual to Masters) and....
I can't teach as I need to a stupid course on Thai culture and education! Great one. A simple video would do on do's and don't's would be ok. And all for 35,000 Baht a month job. Apart from international schools (the real ones) what schools in Thailand are willing to pay for qualified teachers?
There are two types of men in the world. Intelligent men without religion and religious men without intelligence. The third type can't count.
more time for wastin'
Last edited by Guy Mandude; 8th June 2008 at 10:34. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
In a good EP, that seventh period for Thai subjects does help a lot. But it needs to be flexible. some weeks extra time in Thai, other weeks extra time in Math etc. it does work.So you reckon a 7th period will help? just more of the same garbage, what about changing the quality instead of the quantity?
The books work if you can work together with the Thai staff and know their curriculum. They are spinning it because A: they are lazy and B: they don't want to spend money.That's the excuse they use in my school for the kids not having textbooks in those subjects.
A literacy exam like the CBEST.
A degree in English, Journalism, Sociology, or Anthropology.
Transcrips that show a 3.0 GPA or higher.
A police check.
There you have it, a university prof.
Children: Any university degree, grade-point average above 2.0, 140 police checks.
But let's be fair, what qualifications do you need if you want to teach in your home country?
As for Thailand, raising the minimum standards/requirements for teachers is a start. I agree that it is not really necessary at this very moment, since the level is relatively low. But in the end, I believe that it might actually lead to a better quality of education in Thailand. However, this doesn't only depend on qualified teachers, there are so many other things involved. Everywhere in this world, to improve, standards are raised, and hardly lowered.
I guess it's all part of development/evolution...
Great tool to show things that aren't in the text book. Great tool to help your students read and show a butterfly's head on a 2 x 2 metre screen.
Not really a great tool to save on text books. The reasons are already explained by kikiat.
Last edited by Stamp; 8th June 2008 at 21:11.