Rewriting of Thai history gets thumbs-up


Rewriting of Thai history gets thumbs-up

Syllabus to get update with more key events

Democracy Monument was commissioned to commemorate the 1932 coup. (Photo by Pattarachai Preechapanich)

The Education Ministry’s plan to overhaul the Basic Education Core Curriculum to include key political events from 1932-1957 has been broadly welcomed, although not without some criticism too.

Former education minister Somsak Prissananantakul on Monday backed the idea of providing students with a better understanding of political history and democratic developments as long as a process known as chamra prawattisat (“clarifying history”) be undertaken as well.

This process, where academics with differing opinions come together to agree upon a standard interpretation,…

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