BANGKOK, 23 March 2011 (NNT) – The Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) has advised teachers to use the recent catastrophes in Japan and how Japanese people have dealt with the crisis as lessons to educate their students about self-discipline.
OBEC Deputy Secretary-General Dr Chaiyapruek Serirak said schools nationwide would be asked to take the Japanese experience as lessons for Thai students in learning how to react in emergency situation. He commended the Japanese victims of their high discipline amid serious hardship.
Dr Chaiyapruek continued that the media have been reporting damages from the wrath of nature as well as how people in the quake-hit country were dealing with the crisis conscientiously, which reflected good preparations instilled in Japanese people long before the disasters came.
Dr Chaiyapruek noted that actually topics about geographic knowledge and climate volatility have been included in basic curriculum for Thai students as learning media about storm, flood, landslide and tsunami disasters have been developed since 2010. The Japanese experience will be an integral part of the lessons, he added.