Thailand's 'education'

With all these letters re qualified vs unqualified teachers, let me state that after teaching in excess of forty years here, three of the best teachers I have ever listened to are 'unqualified' but great teachers. They prepare well, teach where the students are and try to lift the bar and stretch the students. Their qualifications were earned on the front line. I have a degree but they are better teachers than I. I believe most of the frustration that foreign teachers face is caused by the poor quality of 'education' (if you can call it that) in government schools. I have taught in both systems and the lack of funds and poor standards (copying, pretty pictures etc) in government schools condemn students in this system to a second rate teaching experience, degree or no degree.

Michael Holdcroft


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