Schools ‘should be held accountable’ (Thailand)

Academic results should be made public, directors held liable: TDRI

Thailand should make major reforms to its assessments of the education system, as they do not really help boost students’ academic performance, according to a local research group.

To cope with the chronic problem in terms of quality of education, Ammar Siamwalla, a PhD and distinguished scholar at Thailand Development Research Institute, suggested that accountability be created in the education system.

Somkiat Tangkitvanich PhD, vice president of TDRI, said in an exclusive interview with Nation Multimedia Group publications: “We would propose to revoke or majorly reform the assessments regarding schools and teachers the t has been doing, because teachers have to waste their time providing lots of documents for the assessments and students are left behind.

“Only around 3.3 per cent of total scores are given to the student performance consideration in a teacher assessment for a salary hike while most of the scores’ consideration is based on teachers’ discipline and morality, in which teachers can use nepotism to pass the assessment,” he said.

Read more in The Nation

About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. My website, more than 30.000 photos, is:
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