13 Apr 2017
‘Misunderstood’ used a social experiment method to make society think again about the lives of vocational students, often seen by the society as rogue hooligans. The lives of three vocational students -- Teen, Art and Ef -- will help you understand them better.
10 Mar 2017
I took a taxi from Kuala Lumpur's bustling shopping centre at the Petronas Twin Towers in the heart of the city. It was taking me along one of the busy highways which cuts through the city to a tom yam restaurant. Thai food is very popular in Malaysia but what most people are unaware of is that most of the owners and workers of the thousands of tom yam restaurants across Malaysia are Patani Malays from across the border in Thailand's Patani region of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat.
28 Feb 2017
In a sign of what the future may offer, two major reports on Myanmar’s education system released by Save the Children and the
26 Jan 2017
A teacher in northeastern Thailand has injured a third grade student by pressing a heated bottle against his leg, reports say. On 24 January 2017, a Facebook user named Pan Wippan shared a Facebook post about a third grade student from Non Sa-at District, Udon Thani Province who was physically abused by his maths teacher.
12 Jan 2017
Thailand’s military government has taken up the late King Bhumibol’s philosophies and knowledge as the main theme for Children’s Day in 2017. On 11 January 2017, Col Thaksada Sangchan, Deputy Spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s Office, said that from 8 am-3 pm on 14 January the government will organise an event for Children’s Day at the Government House in Bangkok, according to Wassana Nanuam, a Bangkok Post reporter.
24 Dec 2016
As reported in this excellent ABC News column drawing on a Matichon Online story, the Royal Thai Military has begun the systematic militarized indoctrination of kindergarteners. Systematic Military Indoctrination of Thai Kindergarteners Begins
22 Dec 2016
The Royal Thai Army is conducting a programme to educate kindergarten children to be patriotic through the junta’s controversial nationalistic 12 Thai Values. On 21 December 2016, Lt Col Phansak Phraewphanit, Commander of the 1st Infantry Battalion of the 29 Army Regiment in Kanchanaburi Province, welcomed a group of 180 kindergarten children and their teachers to participate in a ‘Homeland Defence Battalion’ programme, Matichon Online reported.
9 Dec 2016
“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.” C. G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections. IQ Redux
1 Dec 2016
Despite being famous for its transgender community, Thailand still discriminates against LGBTIQ+ students through an education system where gender diversity is perceived as ‘severe deviance.’ Thailand’s sex education system is notorious for discriminating on the basis of gender identities. One sex education textbook for grade seven students asks, “Is a male who has sex with both males and females considered sexually deviant?”.
1 Nov 2016
"All so that it would be a stronger world A strong, though loving, world To die in" John Cale
4 Oct 2016
A message from Thai youth to the World Forum for Democracy 2016 on ‘Democracy and equality – does education matter?’. Yes it does.
14 Sep 2016
This major essay addresses the issues of terrorism, inclusion and reconciliation in Thailand and more widely in Southeast Asia, using the means of language in education to build social inclusion, citizenship affiliation and inter-ethnic reconciliation.