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Unfortunately, The Thailand Educators Network did not meet in May

22nd May 2010

Unfortunately, Thailand Educators Network did not meet in May and have an opportunity to hear about the Thai Culture Course... (Should be rescheduled in August or September)

Forthcoming Events

Education in the UK - past, present and future
Thursday, 10 June

Chris Thatcher
sutletgroup.com

The UK education system is one of the oldest in the world and has been recognized as one of the best by standards of the time. Is this still the case?

What are some of the key factors influencing educational developments in the UK? Are they sustainable and realistic and account for the needs of the various societal elements with an interest in a successful education process (indeed what IS a successful process)?

What factors influence school success and what is the relationship with teaching and learning?

Is a good teacher in a bad school as effective as a capable teacher in a good school? How do we measure such things efficiently yet still maintain the right balance between assessment and teaching? Indeed what is assessment for?

Chris Thatcher was Head teacher of a large primary school in the UK for 20 years and became National Association of Headteachers President in 1999 working closely with the UK Government.

In 2002, he left teaching to work in the development of the then innovative on-line assessment field and in 2004 became SE Asia Education Development Director of Cambridge Education. In 2008, he set up a small education company in Thailand offering consultancy and support to international schools.

Challenges facing schools and agencies in the current EFL market
Monday, 12 July

Jason Alavi
Managing Director
The American English
Language School

Recent changes in the EFL community have made it increasingly difficult for private language schools to make the same profit they enjoyed for the last 15 to 20 years. Why is this? How can language schools combat this trend?

The Teachers Council of Thailand, the government body that controls teacher licensing recently issued strict licensing requirements for those who wish to teach. Why is this and what can schools and agencies do to survive and prosper?

What are school and agencies legally required to do; and what responsibilities do teachers have?

Jason Alavi is MD and owner of The American English Language School, which provides English language instruction from a single student to large organizations. Its focus is recruiting, training and managing Non-Thai teachers in a variety of organizations, especially government schools.

Meeting Details

TEN events start at 6.00 pm; mini-lectures at 6.45 pm

Non-member - THB 380, Members - THB 280, Includes one drink and snacks

TEN Meets at the Roadhouse Barbecue, Surawong at Rama IV

For more information call 081 834 8982 or go to our website

Comments

Hi,

if anyone’s interested in the current state of the Thai Culture Course, here’s a link to my article in this month’s English Language Gazette.

It includes an interview with Dr. Nickolaus Mische who talks about the background to and impact of the Thai Culture Course -

http://mag.digitalpc.co.uk/Olive/ODE/ELGAZETTE/Default.aspx?href=ELGAPD4/2010/05/01&pageno=3&view=document (registration is free)

Tom Tuohy

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