This is the biggest single problem preventing the abuse of children from ending in Thai schools. Time and time again we hear teachers claiming “all Thai teachers are good people” – NO THEY ARE NOT!!
The majority of Thai teachers ARE good people but until we all accept the fact that there are SOME bad people in our profession we will never solve the problem. Its a bit like an alcoholic – he cannot be cured until he accepts he is one.
Teachers must stop denying that bad people and bad teachers exist in our profession in Thailand and we should all work together to remove them – not to cover up for them as we do now.
The age issue is largely to blame. Younger teachers are taught not to criticise older teachers so the older teachers continue the old ways such as rote learning, corporal punishment and even sexual abuse in extreme cases. The saddest thing is that not only will the young teachers not try to stop them but they also learn from them and as they get older they become the same.
The teaching profession has always attracted perverts and sadists. This is same all over the world. Thailand is no different. What IS different is that good Thai teachers do nothing about it. When they see a teacher abusing a child they simply look the other way.
It is time for action – for the sake of our children. Thai teachers MUST put the protection of the children first and:
1. Tell any teacher using violence to stop!
2. If that does not work then report that teacher to the police.
The FIRST thing Thai teachers have to do is get their heads out of the sand – stop saying all teachers are good people, accept that some are bad people then we can collectively work to remove them from our education system.
This article was contributed by a Thai teachers from Chiang Mai and is her personal view.
I have a simple question for teachers who believe it is OK to abuse children.
How do you stop the sadists and perverts?
The teaching profession has always attracted people who enjoy hurting and abusing children – this is the same all over the world.
So, imagine this – we have 10 teachers in a school!
Nine teachers say they only hit children becasue they love them.
One teacher is a sadist who does it because he/she enjoys it.
How do you stop the one? That is my question.
The ONLY way to stop the one sadist is to stop them all all. If you do not the nine (so called) “good” teachers are simply legitimizing the actions of the sadist. Worst they are giving him/her somewhere to hide.
The bottom line is simple – if you give the sadists a place to hide you are supporting child abuse.
This is a teacher training video from one of the Rajabhat Universities (the main teacher training colleges in Thailand).. In the first half she does it wrong and in the second half she (supposedly) does it the correct way.
However, even in the second half she still has the stick in her hand.
Its not surprising the world thinks all Thai teachers are animals if this is the quality of the training the future teachers receive.
BANGKOK (AFP) — High school test results in Thailand have revealed a failure rate of more than 80 percent in mathematics, biology and computer studies – among the teachers.
The failure rates for teachers who took exams in their own subjects were about 88 percent for computer studies, 84 percent for mathematics, 86 percent in biology and 71 percent in physics, the education ministry said.
And almost 95 percent of about 37,500 secondary school directors did not score a pass mark in English and technology, according to the ministry.
The poor results have ignited controversy in Thailand about educational standards.
“Even teachers fail, so how can we raise the quality of students?” Education Minister Chinnaworn Boonyakiat was quoted as saying by the Bangkok Post newspaper.
More than 84,000 teachers and school directors took the exams, the first of their kind.
AFP 2010-06-09 | AFP News Sponsor
Fifty percent of Thai teachers hit children. The other fifty percent do nothing to stop them?
This begs the question – are the fifty percent who do not hit kids just as guilty as those who do? Our opinion is a resounding YES!
This website is dedicated to exposing the barbaric actions of many Thai teachers. In particular one teacher who not only breaks the law by hitting children but actually went as far as to try and make money out of her actions.
She knows who she is, we hope she enjoys seeing her lies and deceipt exposed on this blog.