There will be nine teams of university students presenting their ideas on three different topics. This event gives teams 15 minutes to present their ideas and judges will ask questions for 10 minutes. The event is run in Thai language and is geared towards the Thai context in terms of it’s problems, participants, judges and audience.
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In this video clip from UNESCO’s channel on youtube, Will Education for All be Achieved?, several Thai educators and UNESCO staff comment on the status of EFA in Thailand. Part of EFA is to provide universal primary education to all children as a basic human right. Thailand has been working on these issues for many years but there is still 5% which are still not being reached because they live in remote areas, are disable or have other barriers to attending school. EFA encompasses early childhood, primary and secondary education as well as higher education and adult education. The EFA goals were establish in 2000 and are expected to be reached by 2015, so in June 2010 there was an EFA Global Monitoring Report to look at the progress on these goals. Each country will be expected to make as much progress towards these goals in order to ensure that sustainable development in possible by having educated citizens.
If your Thai learning adventure has become a struggle due to the lack of intermediate to advanced materials, check out the University of Wisconsin’s Thai Reader Project.
The authors have attempted to create effective lessons in the reading of Thai that will help learners progress from the level of basic literacy to reading at the advanced level.
The lessons are based on authentic readings of the sort that learners of Thai will encounter in daily life in Thailand, ranging from basic informational texts to such as menus, timetables, newspaper advertisements and the like, to more complex texts such as news articles, editorials and short narratives.
There are two readers with 76 lessons. Volume I is for beginners up to high readers, Volume II is for intermediate to advanced readers. These are free resources which can be downloaded as PDF files.
After 2 years absence, I have decided to return to writing this blog again. Now that I’ve finished my MBA degree, I’ll finally have some time to dedicate to my blog. I hope that I’ll find some interesting and new topics to keep you readers entertained.
Another list by Webometrics Ranking of Asian Universities.
According to a study done by Webometrics and a ranking of South-East Asian universities, these are the top universities in Thailand:
- Prince of Songhkla University
- Chulalongkorn University
- Kasetsart University
- Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
- Mahidol University
- Thammasat University
- Chiang Mian University
- Assumption University of Thailand
- Koh Kaen University
It’s only one school short of 10! This is the order in which the schools appear in the rankings.
These are the ranking for the top 100 universities in the world according to the Times – QS ranking, which is done annually. QS stands for Quacquarelli Symonds, a leading global career and education network. QS helps foster international mobility and educational and career development. They have an excellent website which aims to link educators and employers to qualified candidates from all over the world.
Source: THES – QS World University Rankings
© Quacquarelli Symonds 2004 – 2007
Used with permission from www.topuniversities.com