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Thailand Thailand On the southeaster border of Asia sits the country of Thailand, with a population of sixty hundred twenty-four thousand million. The tropical country is equal to the size of Texas, but how progressive is it with its people and the services it provides? Though Thailand has no where near as many problems as many of the countries in Africa, there still are many changes that need to be made. One of the most major issues the country has been facing is AIDS and HIV. Better educational programs for such diseases are essential to fighting these epidemics and moving Thailand in a forward position. Whether one is working in human, health, or medical services, this major problem is trying to be solved. Education in Thailand has its good and bad sides. Education is not as advanced as it could be, but there have been steps taken to better the communities education. Thailand’s educational system used to revolve around two major things, religion and royalty. Monks used to teach the young boys in the monasteries; while royal children were taught extensively in government policies and court so they would eventually be able to rule provinces or the country itself. In the early times of Thailand, farmers made up most of the population. Farmers did not think that being literate was very relevant, because they did not have to read to do the physical farm work. King Rama V began to see that being literate and having an education was very important to the bureaucracy, he then made education more public to the community. In 1898 the Education Proclamation was started, this really helped education to grow. Thailand’s beginning teaching system was greatly influenced by Britain. 2
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Thailand Thailand has special education and welfare programs available. They now have schools that focus on people with disabilities, and the welfare education, which is not only for the disabled, helps out the poor children as well as the hill tribe children. This gives children an equal opportunity to get an education so that they no longer have to worry about being poor. Although Thailand has an education system, it has been proved that the system needs some major help. There was a study done which resulted in 2/3 of all schools in Thailand failed to reach the teaching requirements. This is quite a huge percentage but it is because of their culture and their teaching styles that they do not meet the
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HS 205 taught by Professor Scalvia during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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