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Offline thaiga

Pupils fail 6 of 7 uni entry test subjects
« on: February 21, 2015, 02:56:36 PM »
Pupils fail 6 of 7 uni entry test subjects

Thai students appeared to fail six out of seven subjects on average in a university entry examination this year, Samphan Phanphruk, director of The National Institute of Educational Testing Service (Niets), revealed on Friday.

Of seven major subjects, each comprising 100 full marks, Thai had the highest average score at 58, while the mean results of the remaining six subjects — social science, English, mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology — were at less than half of the full marks, Mr Samphan said.

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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Pupils fail 6 of 7 uni entry test subjects
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2015, 04:25:51 PM »
It's common to hear people condemning education in general here. But the problem lies more in the huge differences. As there is only passing, that means no extra support or even repeating a year for students not fit for the next level, there are classes with some highly intelligent, who pay attention or even study on their own volition, and others who need to get "dragged" along to the effect of them "dragging" each other down. There is little room for a teacher "leveling" students' abilities, devoting extra care where needed, as classes are still too big. 

On the other hand there is Thailand's rapid industrialization, demanding a workforce with academic and vocational skills. Teacher education for an adequate training of this workforce is lagging far behind. The so-called "interdependence of subjects" is completely unheard of here. Many teachers for single subjects cannot answer questions, on how their own subject is connected to another. How can the students look outside the frame then?





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Offline thaiga

Re: Pupils fail 6 of 7 uni entry test subjects
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2015, 06:02:48 PM »
I get the impression as from my family that the students are a little scared to ask the teacher if they are stuck on a subject. When my boy did pluck up the courage he was told by the teacher, look in your book.
Maybe the teacher didn't know.  :-[
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