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    The announcement from OBEC to a meeting of 78 school directors in the EEC was made a few weeks ago. The new requirements will apply to all government schools starting from May 2019. It's OBEC's intention to professionalize the teaching profession and bring Thai schools up to international standards. The major point for Government schools is that they must adopt one of a range of mainly-UK-based curriculum and assessment methods.

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    I already know what’s going to happen here then. The senior managers of the Thai system of education are going to opt for a higher calibre of NES teacher to teach in Thai schools thereby indirectly saying the farang teachers to date have been the problem and the main reason Thais are so poor educationally. Of course we know there is a number of factors why this is so such as the “no fail” policy, the low test standards, the poor quality of Thai teachers, the lack of interest in study of Thai students, the inability to ask questions or use critical thinking skills in the classroom, rampant corruption and so many fly in, fly out Education Ministers over the last few years. Yet we now hear that the emphasis will shift to new, better qualified NES teachers but there will be no increase in salary? Seriously? They think they will be able to attract such teachers to Thailand? Sounds like they live in La La land.

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    I wonder if they have made an agreement with the Filipino government for about 2,500 teachers. Then phase out NES. I had a friend who attended a meeting when this was originally envisaged three years ago, it seems to be coming to fruition. NES teachers are too much of a financial burden and are apparently difficult to manage.

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    This should be interesting to see how it plays out. Are there any news articles on these changes for May? I can't really read the pics you posted.

    If they want a higher calibre of curriculum, they need to hire more educated teachers and pay them much more than 30,000 baht. It seems the pay has never increased over time. Blaming the teachers is easy to do, but the government needs to put more resources in the schools as well.

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