No worries over foreign teachers' licence training: deans

national December 18, 2014 01:00

By The Nation

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The Thailand Education Deans Council (TEDC) yesterday insisted the 42-hour training requirement in foreign teachers' applications for a local licence was appropriate.

The move followed Education Minister Admiral Narong Pipathanasai’s instruction for the Secretariat Office of the Teachers Council of Thailand (TCT) to review the requirement after the International Schools Association of Thailand reportedly complained of inconvenience over the requirement.

TEDC president Surawat Thongbu, also dean of Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University’s faculty of education, said the 42-hour training for Thai language and cultural studies should not be changed or the hours cut down. In comparison, Thai teachers had to undergo 360-hour training covering nine standards to obtain a teaching licence.


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