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Title:Bilingual education for language minority children in Thailand: Successes and challenges identified by educators and parents in a pilot project
Contributor (author):Dooley, Katherine
Date (W3CDTF):2013
Description:This research project investigates the successes and challenges of a bilingual education pilot project for minority language children in Thailand from the point of view of key stakeholders: qualified class teachers, untrained local bilingual teachers, headteachers and parents. Use of a local language in formal education is a new concept in Thailand, and the views of stakeholders in four village schools were researched using semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. Results of Grade 2 tests taken by students were also combined to present a fuller picture. The successes perceived by stakeholders related to the benefits for students’ learning: better literacy skills, understanding and participating in class, enjoying reading and learning, and having their culture and language valued. The perceived challenges fell under four different areas: difficulties with teaching staff, development of teaching materials, lack of sustainable financial support and opposition from the parents in the community. This dissertation analyses the different perceptions of stakeholders using these broad themes, and concludes by making some recommendations for the future of the project and bilingual education for minority groups in Thailand.
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/61304
Extent:65 pages
Identifier (URI):https://sussexciejournal.wordpress.com/201213-2/
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):TH
Subject:Hmong Daw language
Thai language
bilingual education; teachers; minority languages; Thailand; quality education; multilingual education
Subject (ISO639):mww
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Dooley, Katherine. 2013. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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Country: ChinaThailand
Area: Asia

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