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Kaewkumkong, Ampa; Sen, Ke – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Buffer Schools, an emerging Thai border school policy, was first launched in 2010 to response to ASEAN initiatives. Buffer Schools aim to establish close cooperation among neighbour countries, thereby creating a sense of historical and cultural connection that can nurture unity and confraternity in the region. This paper examines the effectiveness…
Descriptors: School Policy, Geographic Regions, International Cooperation, Educational Policy
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Nawarat, Nongyao – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The measured rate of primary school completion in the East Asia and Pacific region has exceeded 100%, but aggregate statistics inadequately reflect the experience of migrants, who are harder to count than sedentary populations. For Thailand several studies have found enrolment rates among migrant children to be very low, but the sparse evidence…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Migrant Workers, Migrant Children, Gender Differences
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Zhu, Jinxin; Kuang, Xiaoxue; Kennedy, Kerry J.; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Not yet citizens, adolescents are encouraged through civic education to consider an active role in the future political life of their societies. This study seeks to understand the mediating role of political self-efficacy and political interest in the association between previous civic experience and Asian adolescents' expected participation in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Efficacy, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article discusses the impact of the worldwide trend to introduce English as a foreign language (EFL) into primary schools at ever younger ages. This trend has gained momentum in recent years, affecting millions of children in countries throughout Asia. A policy decision of this kind has far-reaching implications but it is often made without…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy
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Kainzbauer, Astrid; Hunt, Brian – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
In this paper we describe the efforts of foreign university teachers in graduate schools in Thailand as they incorporate cultural knowledge into their classroom teaching styles and methodology. Through in-depth semi-structured interviews we have gathered qualitative data on the teachers' concerns, mindsets and their proposed solutions. We build up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, College Faculty, Foreign Workers
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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
English is widely regarded as an essential skill for the globalized economy by governments around the world which devote considerable resources to its teaching in formal education, though often with limited success in terms of achievement levels. Thailand is a case in point. Set against the putative benefits of acquiring proficiency in English,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Thai, College Students
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Faikhamta, Chatree; Clarke, Anthony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
As a key element in teacher education programmes, action research is a learning process in which pre-service teachers inquire, reflect on and improve their teaching practices. This qualitative study sought to understand what enhanced or hindered Thai pre-service teachers' action research projects during their student teaching. This study drew upon…
Descriptors: Action Research, Internship Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lao, Rattana – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Private tutoring in academic subjects, which is provided for a fee and which takes place outside standard school hours, has become a global phenomenon. It is also very visible in Thailand. This paper draws on qualitative method including documentary analyses and semi-structured interviews with Thai policy elites, to understand the Thai state…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Lee, Sang Kook – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
This article examines migrant schools in the Thailand-Burma borderland. Substantial existence of migrant schools enables migrant children to have their own education even in the absence of proper legal status. The growth of migrant schools marked the building up of a migrant education institution in cooperation with international partners, showing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Education, Migration, Migrant Children
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Grubbs, Samuel J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
Recently there have been several sensational reports of serious consequences of freshmen initiation rites at Thai universities. The purpose of this study was to investigate Thai freshmen students' perceptions of the faculty initiation process. For this study, roughly 1,000 freshmen students took a pre-test during the first week of their initiation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Pretests Posttests
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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This article discusses English language teaching in Thailand through a biographical case study of a teacher working in a government school in the rural north-east. It explores a particular context of teaching and learning, showing how an individual comes to be a teacher and deals with the day-to-day demands of teaching, as well as reflecting on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Change Agents, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Erawan, Prawit – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This participatory action research project responded to the needs for educational reform and involved cooperation between Mahasarakham Municipality, which provided primary school education, and the Faculty of Education at Mahasarakham University, which played a role as academic mentor. The project aimed to improve the quality of education…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Municipalities, Research and Development, Mentors
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Chansomsak, Sant; Vale, Brenda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This article is based on research undertaken as part of a study of sustainable school design in Thailand. Since school design solutions are inevitably affected by educational theory and practice, in the search for appropriate building solutions, it has been necessary to review Thai educational theories and practices that relate to the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities Design, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Theories
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Hawley, Joshua D. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
Using data from Thailand's National Labor Force Survey, this paper provides estimates of the proportion of men and women who complete a vocational-technical education at the secondary or post-secondary level and obtain employment in a related field. The results show that completing a vocational education and working in a related occupation offers…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Work Experience, Technical Education
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Bunnell, Tristan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
The past decade has seen the emergence, predominantly in Thailand and mainland China, of a form of educational institution that has had little scholarly attention or generic identification. This paper shows how the ad hoc and opportunistic franchising of elite English private schools, beginning with the hyper-capitalist exportation of the Dulwich…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business, Private Schools, Competitive Selection
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