Wikipedia Language Rank 2015
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

Wikipedia Language Rank 2015

There are 4.7 Million articles on wikipedia in English, followed by German and French. In Thai there are now 90,000 articles. There are around 296 Thai editors (5 article edits or more) for the 74 million that speak the language. That means 4 editors per million speaker. That same figures is 180 for Sanskri, 29 for Japanese, 21 for English, but only 0.1 for the 500 Million that speak Hindi.

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Thailand No 21 in Math Olympics
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

Thailand No 21 in Math Olympics

Thailand Ranked 21 in the 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad with 7 Gold Medals. All contestants from Thailand were male, despite the fact that Thai girls outperformed boys in the 2012 Pisa by 14 points. The winner was, as 2013 and pretty much always, China followed by the USA.

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Thai Youth: "We want new content"
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

Thai Youth: "We want new content"

98% of the 200 Thai youths surveyed wanted the content of their education to be changed, with many citing the need for more practical skills applicable to both work and real life. Some more called for schools to impart critical thinking, so that students could carve their own opinions.  Unique to Thai responses, some youths also desired for their curriculum to contain less elements of patriotic education, including reduced focus on the inculcation of “Thai-ness” among learners.

Source: Unesco Bangkok

17% do not Live with Their Parents
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

17% do not Live with Their Parents

A study by the Thai government and UNICEF found that 17.5 per cent of Thai children are not living with their parents. In Isaan, where many parents migrate for work, almost a quarter of children are not living with their parents.

96% of Thais Read and Write
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

96% of Thais Read and Write

According to the latest 2010 census 96% if all Thai adults over 15 were able to read and write. Compared with its neighbouring countries this is quite high and only Singapore reaches a similar level.

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JIAO TONG University Ranking 2014
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

JIAO TONG University Ranking 2014

Not a single Thai higher education institution or university made it into the Top 500 Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2014.

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400% GDP Growth Potential
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

400% GDP Growth Potential

Accordingly to this study Thai GDP would grow by 400% if only all 15 year olds would achieved a decent level of basic education. The report was published by the OECD, a rich countries think thank, and written by Eric Hanushek from Stanford University and Ludger Woessmann from Munich University. It compared the results of 15 year olds in Math and Science, ranked Thailand no 47 globally and then calculated the potential in economic growth.

Source: BBC

ประเทศไทยไม่ได้เข้าร่วมในการประเมิน PIRLS ในปี 2011
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

ประเทศไทยไม่ได้เข้าร่วมในการประเมิน PIRLS ในปี 2011

In math and science 4th and 8th graders in Thailand trail leader Singapore as well as the Global centre-point average of 500. When compared with 2007, in math 8th graders improved their score by 10 points (before 441); in science however the score got worse by over 10% as they used to score 471 compared to 427 in the latest results from 2011.

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TIME's World University Ranking 2015
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

TIME's World University Ranking 2015

No Thai university made it into the top 100 as nominated by over 10,000 academics from all around the globe. In the first three places respectively are Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Oxford. The most prestigious university from Asia is the University of Tokyo in 12th place, while the best Asean performer is the National University of Singapore (24th place).

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84 Days Admin, 116 Teaching
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

84 Days Admin, 116 Teaching

According to a 2014 study by the Quality Learning Foundation (QLF) teachers in Thailand on average spent 84 of 200 working days on non-class activities.

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