Enough of the silly rules

Postbox letter from Dr John Smith

I believe that every child should be afforded the same educational standards regardless but how is that possible when the ministry of education will not help visiting teachers (as I hate the word foreigner) from other native speaking countries who are here to try and help their children attain a higher level of self consciousness and awareness to better themselves and to educate the next generation for Thailand.


Kudos to the system

Postbox letter from Dave

Do you have difficulty in understanding the requirements to be a teacher? How are they inconsistent with the need to change and the goals of improving the education system?


The Thai education system

Postbox letter from Dr John Smith

Education Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana admits that the Thai education system is unsatisfactory and behind other countries in the ASEAN region. To tackle the problem, the ministry has drawn up some measures to restructure the system.


Ageism alive and kicking in Thailand

Postbox letter from Stephen Salter

What is it with Thai schools and younger teachers? I left Thailand last year after teaching here for almost 7 years. I am 56 this year and would no doubt be struggling to get a job.


Are degrees required to teach?

Opinion continues to be divided

Three things which seem unavoidable are death, taxes and debates on ajarn.com about the requirement for teachers of having a degree. Those without degrees generally argue a degree is not necessary, while those with degrees will normally make the case a degree should be required.


The final word

Postbox letter from Jonathan

Of course there is never going to be anything that will replace a good education but there will always be room for that helping hand by intelligent people wherever they may be.


Degree or non-degree holders

Postbox letter from James

This dumbing down of professional and academic achievements is, in my opinion, an emerging trend in western societies, where equality now triumphs over professionalism. A society where anyone can be everything with information gleaned from ten minutes spent on a website.


Past, present and future

Postbox letter from Jonathan

Please stop all this business singing the praises of a degree-possessing teacher. Yes, in most cases they are the preferred option but they are not the only option and never will be


Teachers Teachers Teachers

Postbox letter from Jonathan

There are, without any doubt, a large number of qualified teachers ( they have managed to get a degree ) who are of such low quality that they have by sheer default ended up here because no self respecting school in the UK, USA or Canada would let them near impressionable children.


The degree or no degree debate

Postbox letter from Dave

Why would someone who doesn't value education enough to actually get a degree think they are qualified to be an educator?


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