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Thai-Russian school partnerships get cabinet nod

Thai-Russian school partnerships get cabinet nod

BANGKOK: The cabinet yesterday (Jan 3) approved the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-Russian Federation Plan of Action on Education 2022-2026 to improve teaching quality in Thailand, said deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek.

By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 4 January 2023, 01:30PM

Photo: Bangkok Post

Photo: Bangkok Post

Ms Rachada said after the cabinet meeting yesterday that the action plan aims to implement bilateral cooperation between Thailand and Russia on education, reports the Bangkok Post.

The committee that looks over the action plan will be jointly co-chaired by both Thailand and Russia, with the next meeting set to take place in 2024, said Ms Rachada.

She revealed that the education plan is designed to implement five strategic projects that fundamentally process, inspect and assess activities that assist educational synergy between Thailand and Russia.

The strategic projects include initiating the joint development of educational activities by educational institutions and, secondly, seeking endorsement from the civil sector and academia to share knowledge through the Thai-Russian research network.

The third strategy is to encourage corporation between education institutions, and the public and private sectors.

The fourth is to create an international educational network through exchange programmes or shared databases.

The last strategy is to support cooperation between Asean and Russia, according to Ms Rachada.

She said that the cabinet has assigned the Education Ministry to establish a committee to examine curriculums from primary all the way up to university level.

Education Minister Trinuch Thienthong said that she held the Russian primary education system in high regard as it specifically encourages expertise among students at the primary level.

She believed that the bilateral education plan would allow efficient exchanges of educational experiences.

As well as the Thai-Russian education plan, Ms Trinuch also revealed that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had instructed the Education Ministry to provide more physical education classes in schools as a response to the 7th National Sports Development Plan (2023-2027).

“We might not increase the hours of PE, but we will follow the National Sports Development Plan by organising sports clubs and activities to encourage students to exercise,” said Ms Trinuch.

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christysweet | 07 January 2023 - 12:57:47

Environmental stress on evolving brains is what determines a collective IQ. When you can pick a banana in mid wniter, no need  to develop abilities to plan. Such people benefit greatly from not  haviong to worry BUT it doesn't work well  in a system that requires cooperation.- hence Thailand. 

Kamala Pete | 07 January 2023 - 11:29:55

Kurt, 50 years is a tiny moment in evolutionary terms. Regarding chemical damage to children, lead in paint, pipes and toys has been responsible for far more damage than pesticides. How does ASEAN compare to the west? Is Thailand the lowest in the highest group?

Kurt | 07 January 2023 - 06:50:58

Kamala Pete, your memorise the 60's and 70's of last century. We now live 2023, more than 60 years later, with far more recent studies, showing other figures. Times  published a IQ study. ( Thai IQ is lowering and lowest in Asean due to environment pollution and use poisoned pesticides in Thai farming).

DeKaaskopp | 06 January 2023 - 17:43:48

@Kurt   Please don't compare your comments with those made by JohnC. That's an insult ! And if you talk about low education it's like the pot calling the kettle black !

DeKaaskopp | 06 January 2023 - 17:36:38

@Kurt What "Asean" countries you mean when mentioning the South Chinese Sea ?

Kamala Pete | 06 January 2023 - 14:13:59

Back in the 60's and 70's when IQ levels as they related to racial groups were still being published asians were consistently higher than caucasians. From memory, the highest were the japanese at 106. Perhaps JohnC and Kurt will be man enough to apologize for their inaccurate racial slurs.   

Kurt | 06 January 2023 - 09:36:08

JohnC, yes, exactly. Hope when DeK reads your comment, which is 'in line' with mine,  he not calls you a neo colonialist. Scientifically proven that Thai environment pollution/use of poison pesticides indeed effects the IQ of growing ups. Low IQ and poor education gives a cheap 'brother/sister' work/labour force. And that is what the rich top class here wants to get richer.

JohnC | 06 January 2023 - 09:03:44

Thailand is getting really desperate... It's bad enough that Thai children's education is already so poor; no questioning or discussion, sit straight shut up and write what the teacher tells you to or you get belted. It's like going back 100 years. Thai IQ lelvels are already amongst the lowest in Asia then add a communist twist and your next generation's lives are wasted.

Kurt | 06 January 2023 - 06:25:52

And for DEK; Very strange to call someone who suggest Singapore as a educational support partner, a neo colonianist. And, I don't understand your referring to Belgium/Netherland in this matter as I wrote about Singapore. All your critics make no sense. Nothing to do with PN article and my comment. Have a fine weekend.

Kurt | 06 January 2023 - 06:12:54

@ Maurice, yes! 100% agree. And for DEK;  ASEAN countries around the South Chinese Sea don't have close relationship with China. The relationship is just 'diplomatic', with close watch about China's illegal doings in S-Chinese Sea.

DeKaaskopp | 05 January 2023 - 17:10:02

@Kurt  Many "Asean " countries do have close ties with China. You don't become a communistic country from a little educational cooperation plan. Of course as a good example for a neo colonialist you would like to see Thailand become a second Belgium/Netherland ! Sorry mate but all your moaning won't turn Thailand into that ! 

Maurice | 05 January 2023 - 10:09:09

What a shame to promote educational cooperation with such a barbaric murderous dictatorship country as Russia. Is this the model you want to give to the thai children ?

Kurt | 05 January 2023 - 07:52:38

Ms Rachada 'oversteps' when she sneeky start talking about Asean! Most Asean countries don't want to become communistic with 'help' of Russin and Chinese influence. Like to lift Thai education(?), stick to region. Choose for Singapore instead of Russia. ( which now shows a terrible inhumane face to the world with behavior in Ukraine).


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