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al-jazeera. the biggest stories of the week delivered to your inbox. now and if you. subscribe if the conversation. from the length of the hair to what they wear and how they behave thailand schools have long been a place where students must abide by strict rules. in some schools children are exposed to abuse bullying and humiliation. that along the way of making. everything has been explored in on with a film that. recently c.c.t.v.
footage emerged of a teacher violently beating a young child in one of bangkok's most prestigious schools it wasn't the only case . t. hen was up in no cleaning no one thought they'd walk off. what had i been up outside of tokyo are no long at. how do it be. now students are taking to the streets to protest against the system they say fails to protect them. want to one investigates what's really going on inside. and the scandals that have shocked the nation. a series of incidents that took place inside this school exposed a culture of violence in thailand's classrooms. rotch approach is
a prestigious private school in bangkok for kids aged from 2 to 18. the schools enormous grounds are home to more than 4000 students. what's been happening inside its classrooms has damaged the school's growing reputation. rob and her husband chimed with became concerned a few months after their son started attending to the garden there. are no armed he only on name and i hung. harlem key a number of my act i when i don't hang on you and i am wrong way worse was to come they heard their 4 year old son had been hit in class by his teacher gone on them got to me been good i have no knowledge all who. do you are. who are on our.
northern line that. what the. other parents like written on were also alarmed at how their children were behaving after attending the school. their homework on time found out of their. mayor what made. their lawyer. $200.00 parents met the school administration to demand an explanation. who were now called out. when where would i. be. made today when we got the. name of god did it go by when we got leading. but the parents didn't believe them the school had installed c.c.t.v. cameras in classrooms so the parents asked to see the footage.
loud on how many. of them come up how they work on who had a car. my car cong. the look i make of hawk on my own that i see is he revealed he. eventually to school was forced to provide access to the footage child which serves father was horrified by what he saw here it was tangible proof his son was being physically abused by a teacher in front of other staff. they have to want to have a bomb technical and undermine a part of what happened. in accord to your eyes and. see what i don't want now. don't wanna. know what about. me at home if you know
who along with well i think you may call a yeah. and it was an only child with son who was abused all hit by the teacher. who can be hidden 5. who's a theatre i go to court and watch my then open what if you don't let me out i court i don't mind or no i. the c.c.t.v. footage shows widespread abuse from throwing kids across rooms covering their heads with plastic bags as punishment and banging the heads of 4 year old children against tables the parents showed the footage to the police and the teacher captured on c.c.t.v. hitting children was arrested and charged with assault soon afterwards the video was posted on facebook and quickly went viral it was public outrage many parents wanted to know how this could happen we contacted cyrus and we take roger prick school for an interview but they denied our request when the school's owner people
nyungar man was questioned about the incident on thai television he accused the parents of being out for money. by getting buried. not. good but and people refused to accept any responsibility. let me get your daily on what they look c like. then you won't tell me right now. 7 but the school has a serious case to. the ministry of education's regulations only allow warnings suspension and great deduction as punishment for students.
loyal runaround was paying close attention to the case he had planned to send his son to the same school and new one of the parents whose child had been hit in class when he saw the c.c.t.v. footage he said he had to act. i want to. and i really want to. the parents formed a group to put pressure on the school and they asked one wrong for advice he proposed taking legal action and offered his services pro bono but he wasn't sure if they'd go ahead. i never think. the only of me now. that might be a. hawk. the sara site parents group decided to make
a stand. over them tom cruise yak hankered can. keep had minor key how he can't talk at all but had higher. up in law who would be there time like and me been hacked and back on who don't lie are they are i now call me now learn how one can who know about how mining i really like hockey while only in your mind you can yap president can like to have only an art my laptop bag not have leverage on it one was made up of that at all and in reality was the model of it not a my alma to an ignorant on. my on behalf of the parents runaround filed charges of physical abuse illegal detention and child abuse against staff and a separate complaint against the school. the teacher in this is the t.v. footage is on my blog bronx or teacher job at 1st she denied any wrongdoing in the classroom but when confronted with this video evidence she finally confessed saying
it was down to extreme pressure on what michael would have done come to pick that man. mommy my. man let me how while i calculate how man i'm glad that victor truong hi that may do. langdon and not how come up a lot. joan was convicted of assault and sentenced to 6 and a half months in prison but her behavior wasn't the only problem. i think it's only in my heart how i had a hard time laugh. and crew thinking hey only gets hold of one of you i must. quote all men my doctor all my top cap was watch my nana like a mathematical he mean. when called pm. wasn't the only teacher at cyrus out without proper qualifications but as the parents lawyer explains this is
allowed under thai law the thing lack of quality much on that one what i mean what people mean by a reactor or that. mimi got caught reactor. and i'll go like what do you mean by riad progress or has i think i'm your when high. as the cases of abuse in sarasota rajapakse school hit the headlines police found 13 teaches in assistants were involved in at least $36.00 incidents meanwhile the teachers council of thailand launched an investigation discovering that less than a quarter of the staff had teaching licenses. i os apart from the ministry how this could happen. by supes or began to give our daughter we're not a level one. who 2 who may be. i mean i'm going on my record here with. my my meter more to do with what's on your.
who. i'm going to be married to mr cool enough to do need to get out on. my p.c. . is it the responsibility of the education ministry to deal with the schools that have abusive teaches. me. so. that 6 months after the crimes were 1st reported the ministry has failed to take any significant action against the school why has the thai education system failed its students do you will. die.
i hope all. who will die from dying 100 will it was a crime no one wants me. in the ministry insists that what happened. is not representative of thailand's education system. you know in him that i don't know who. you will never will but you can tell me what. the ministry gets disagree. abuse is widespread in school. and they have taken their case on to the streets. well you know what my dad wanted but well there are a little bit more than even the women. they call themselves the bad student group
school students from all over thailand who are campaigning for education reforms. today i'm meeting with one of their members. to find out more about their grievances. when diana hauled out. the. beat up be. happy well. i don't hold the dominate when he got to have a will i would he. says he used to think frequent physical punishment was to be expected in schools. but i want to know what i thought walk on fever. to obama that they grow up so i'm going to help you be. the bad student group says that the extensive use of physical punishment is about instilling a sense education with suffocating rules on everything from what they wear to the
length of the head. on hold. on how many how i'm going up what thing that i had how it. was a guy who hold up my home had gone home that holly it up to one of those who i don't really yeah i'm not going to. these draconian rules can cause serious harm. could be they can open up a lot of our. introduces me to benjamin hawn point one of the founders of the bad student group she oversees the group's facebook page to coordinate protests and call for forms the group also
post videos recorded by students in class rooms across the country. wholly and i have got some econ from top live there are young and basically got hooked on the soon on the net who was a me i'd have nick on the. create to. guide of me and by yes hadn't got my oh my oh my mind have bangle i had fun food let me go on. i ha yeah hey nick oh my you not hall had it on me you not sell a whole lot. call me young and come for tea. while i. ploy believes that physical punishments reflect thailand's educational culture. seung sahn thought he lenya on. and got to be a. poor meet that. little nazi t.s.a.
popcorn at lee and loud i. look at. you. and she says it's not just school videos that show oppression you have a dense is in plain sight. well if you doubt it but i am. not saying. thank the woman. and more who more c.d.o. cycle how to get around to one. gun. one of thailand's most respected academics dr. agrees. the 1st kind of authoritarian and so. is in a classroom because a classroom is where they have to they have to be deferential they don't ask questions. they're being. not robots but.
subjects in a way. so what is to be done according to polite reform a start at the top of the ministry. playing. class it's only a guess also he got me a. while on me but i had my call and i took out that been. made a captain have been. substantially all ok to educate. education is to get the largest chunk of the of the national budget. some 20 percent and a lot of the money goes through the bureaucracy and bring a lot of with our misspent inefficiently allocated away. in. hope i'm on call on our pioneer set up some of the. well i certainly and resolved to hire. cutting through you and now i have come to.
my. naked skull and i don't want to read and. really. only what i learn how to read and what the 3 attack lines are you. however the ministry of me. issues with the quality of teachers to be addressed. in the book keeping the myth that goes all the copper how do you know. we've got those sorts of outside of our. dr. from my head on university has been studying thailand's education system. she believes that the problems are rooted in how teachers have traditionally been trained. violence in a crash. for example has been kind of tied to conditions
for a long time and it's officially banned in 2000 when you go in talk to teachers they do would mentally say or do you practice. because it's the most effective way to kind of stop a behavior that is under sire. dr roger out-i is trying to reform teacher training. there are teachers who are radical believe have to change today just don't know how to test training. they need different way of endangered. and they need to develop a community does teach us. to get a teacher's view on training i meet funny doppelgangland a primary teacher at a government school. and that he had been elaborate me on how well what i had. done and carney got my take on and because
that. how light it all lacked in korea he did it well and even honey how. but she says the government offers little support for retraining teachers. but only . the last. hold out how to get on that not he may climb up a partner finding out how you young. how. come it i. dr archer arter time i invited ronnie down to join a trial training session you don't diversity to introduce new teaching methods. teachers is. an authority and naturally we stand in front of a classroom. we deliver what students should know. we want to be able to
change his dynamics so that students are so and students so as active. participants. the training methods developed here focus not on enforcing rules but on empathy with the students. are not. going to school. the only am mum i got that all the i did you know we whacked. my. mama. who know my life i miss you tell me things and i saw it coming up in court have you know the money. including the intelligence on the fact that he says he had money at. last loud. that you know that they love finding a home and i think that one can you know that a lot of funding. these new teaching methods might have helped
the teachers that sort of manage their classrooms without resorting to physical punishment. after a lawyer runaround filed a case for the parents of $26.00 students the court order of the school to pay compensation. but not all of the parents accepted the result. now mark one couple who could be moved up. north america. but as one can. i thought by what i got. that went on when i found. these parents say their to larger pay out would send a powerful message to the school. on how my. lonely and now. need.
my level and blanket and how my long portly net. was. a. child and pretend on whose sons were both abused at the school or among those continuing to fight for more compensation. got to me. only. that. i'm a parent myself and every week i take my daughter to school and leave her in the care teachers so far i've had no problems but not every parent in thailand can say the same thing and that's what. i think the education authorities they.
willing to really prove up and pick the schools to account because they have a lot of power of course they have a lot of money to start this one example but it's the tip of the ice. and problems are exacerbated when private schools like. unlike state controlled public schools can employ in adequately trained teachers. well we're. going to. use all we have to print saul. but these promised reforms may not come fast enough for the parents and kids on the front line according to dr to. the thai education system is notoriously slow to change. is a creature and i think we look at the size of the student. you look at the rituals
they have to go through all the national anthem singing them singing and so on and it's almost as though the tide occasion. at the grassroots really moved forward you know. i don't know. thank. god mainly and. in the meantime chondrite and his family have voted with their feet. has started at a new school and they hope. soon become just a bad memory they continue to pursue their legal case hopeful that shining a light on the abuse their son suffered a powerful message that children should be kept safe in thailand schools.
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