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The Bangkok Post is a daily English language newspaper produced in Thailand which used to contain a weekly section called Education (previously known as Learning Post).

 

I have written education articles for the Bangkok Post under the heading, “In My Opinion” since 10th April 2007.

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1. Start with the best. 10th April 2007.

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2. Education reform needed. 1st May 2007.

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3. Govt funds training for secondary school teachers. 22nd May 2007.

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4. Parental responsibility. 29th May 2007.

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5. Parents are responsible for their child’s education. 5th June 2007.

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6. Is the Communicative Approach right for Thailand? 19th June 2007.

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7. Saving face with Liquid Paper. 26th June 2007.

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8. Education’s role in building a richer Thailand. 3rd July 2007.

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9. Computer assisted language learning heeds the “CALL.” 10th July 2007.

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10. Seminar urges govt to rethink strategies. 17th July 2007.

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11. Multiple intelligences promote nurturing each child individually. 24th July 2007.

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12. School uniforms: Yes or no? 31st July 2007.

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13. Teachers must research, publish. 7th August 2007.
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14. The cost of continuing professional development. 14th August 2007.

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15. English for specific purposes. 21st August 2007.
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16. A code of ethics and social responsibility. 28th August 2007.

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17. The good, bad and ugly. 4th September 2007.

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18. Motivation of lower level learners. 11th September 2007.

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19. Time and tide wait for no student. 18th September 2007.

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20. Getting the big picture. 25th September 2007.
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21. It is critical that education reforms continue. 2nd October 2007.

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22. It’s not just about sex. 9th October 2007.

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23. Test for the right reasons. 16th October 2007.

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24. Is this the final demise of the A-Net examination? 23rd October 2007.

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25. The rewards of public presentations. 30th October 2007.

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26. Tasks of hiring foreigners to teach English not easy. 6th November 2007.

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27. Making dreams a reality. 13th November 2007.

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28. Helping students in urgent situations. 20th November 2007.

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29. Building better teachers. 27th November 2007.

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30. More teachers with the "right stuff" needed. 4th December 2007.

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31. Size does matter. 11th December 2007.

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32. Building a solid scaffold to stand on. 18th December 2007.

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33. Conference trends in English teaching. 25th December 2007.

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34. Teaching English with the spirit of teamwork. 1st January 2008.

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35. Living in a multiple world. 8th January 2008.

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36. Three steps toward better education. 15th January 2008.

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37. Seeking opportunities to practice. 22nd January 2008.

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38. Proper spelling is part of professionalism. 29th January 2008.

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39. Product and process. 5th February 2008.

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40. Textbooks: One size does not fit all. 12th February 2008.

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41. Tests and the holidays. 19th February 2008.

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42. Too much credit. 26th February 2008.

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43. "Thainess and education." 4th March 2008.

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44. Placing students on the right tracks. 11th March 2008.

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45. Science and English are not too different. 18th March 2008.

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46. Is education for everybody? 25th March 2008.

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47. Chronemics: Hurry up or bide your time. 1st April 2008.

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48. Building a uniform framework of qualifications. 8th April 2008.

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49. Style and tone matter. 21st May 2008.

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50. Reading at the right level. 28th May 2008.

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51. The importance of intercultural education. 3rd June 2008.

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52. Holiday reflections. 10th June 2008.

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53. Honesty is the best policy. 17th June 2008.

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54. In debt to society. 24th June 2008.

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55. Why Thai students do not like learning English. 1st July 2008.

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56. No guarantee of proficiency. 8th July 2008.

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57. Examples for the younger generation to follow. 15th July 2008.

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58. Fear of erring stifles learning. 22nd July 2008.

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59. Rude awakening. 29th July 2008.

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60. Homework is to be done at home. 5th August 2008.

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61. The value of VAT. 12th August 2008.

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62. The teacher-student divide. 19th August 2008.

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63. From tiny acorns. 26th August 2008.

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64. Limiting a helping hand. 2nd September 2008.

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65. Time to make the grade. 9th September 2008.

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66. Vocational training. 16th September 2008.

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67. Preparing children for adulthood. 23rd September 2008.

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68. Abundance over quality. 30th September 2008.

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69. Keep in touch. 7th October 2008.

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70. Getting the job done. 14th October 2008.

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71. New faces, same old stories. 21st October 2008.

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72. Truly the Land of Smiles. 28th October 2008.

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73. Enquiring minds. 4th November 2008.

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74. No need to be part of the herd. 11th November 2008.

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75. Teaching profession no longer viewed as a vocation. 18th November 2008.

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76. "Qualitative coma" needs help. 25th November 2008.

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77. Just the TKT. 2nd December 2008.

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78. Earn the right to pass. 9th December 2008.

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New Education format including links:


79. Administrative duties. 16th December 2008.

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80. Realistic aims and objectives. 23rd December 2008.

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81. English for research. 30th December 2008.

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82. Social networks improve English skills. 6th January 2009.

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83. Learning in context. 13th January 2009.

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84. Just the ticket. 20th January 2009.

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85. Who will listen? I will! 27th January 2009.

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86. Proactive involvement. 3rd February 2009.

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87. Contractual obligations. 10th February 2009.

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88. Thailand's future leaders. 17th February 2009.

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89. Just going through the motions. 24th February 2009.

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90. Reality check. 3rd March 2009.

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91. It's time to improve. 10th March 2009.

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92. Free education for all. 17th March 2009.

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93. Motivating students. 24th March 2009.

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94. When east meets west. 31st March 2009.

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95. Open to suggestions. 26th May 2009.

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96. Short cuts to nowhere. 2nd June 2009.

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97. Collaborating for personal development. 9th June 2009.

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98. GAT and PAT seem flat. 16th June 2009.

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99. Indebted to our teachers. 30th June 2009.

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100. Milking it for all it's worth. 7th July 2009.

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101. Finally, parents get "paid." 14th July 2009.

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102. English camp as testing ground for teachers. 21st July 2009.

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103. Stupid is as stupid does. 28th July 2009.

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104. From teacher to teacher trainer. 11th August 2009.

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105. Research at what cost? 18th August 2009

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106. Who took the Thai out of Thailand Tesol? 25th August 2009

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107. All the fun of the fair. 1st September 2009.

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108. Use it or lose it. 22nd September 2009.

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109. Don't judge a book by its cover. 6th October 2009.

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110. Jurin and Thailand's lack of teachers. 20th October 2009.

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111. Lights, camera, English! 27th October 2009.

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112. Focus on failure. 3rd November 2009.

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113. Pre-service teacher training. 10th November 2009.

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114. Rules, regulations and guidance. 17th November 2009.

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115. Harmony at all costs? 24th November 2009.

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116. Empowering teachers. 8th December 2009.

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117. New approach needed. 15th December 2009.

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118. Think ahead: Prepare for the future. 22nd December 2009.

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119. Time to have your say. 5th January 2010.

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120. Critical thinking. 12th January 2010.

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121. Monkey see, monkey do. 19th January 2010.

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122. Better approach to training urged. 26th January 2010.

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123. A learning organisation. 9th February 2010.

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124. Behind the scenes. 23rd February 2010.

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125. That will do nicely, sir. 9th March 2010.

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126. Students deserve both quality and depth. 23rd March 2010.

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127. Always prepared to learn. 6th April 2010.

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128. Enhancing the quality of higher education. 20th April 2010.

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129. Brazenly elitist. 4th May 2010.

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130. Well and truely certified. 18th May 2010.

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131. Water, water everywhere. 1st June 2010.

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132. This time, it's the real deal. 15th June 2010.

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133. Fair deal urged. 29th June 2010.

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134. Reforms needed, not bigger classes. 13th July 2010.

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135. Calling for better organised conferences. 27th July 2010.

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136. Knowledge pool. 10th August 2010.

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137. Problems shared. 24th August 2010.

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138. Local to global and back. 7th September 2010.

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139. Technology has a voice. 21st September 2010.

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140. Take stock and act. 5th October 2010.

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141. Networking and learning together. 19th October 2010.

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142. Something to fight for. 2nd November 2010.

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143. English as a second language? 16th November 2010.

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144. Healthy, wealthy and wise. 30th November 2010.

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145. Catch me if you can! 14th December 2010.

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