By: Olivia Heid
- Currently, Thailand has about 67,976,405 people.
- The capital is Bangkok.
- The king of Thailand is Bhumibol Adulyadej. He is the head of state but the Prime Minister is the head of government.
- Thailand is ruled under a monarchy.
- Central Thai is the main language. Other languages include: Lau, Khmer, Malay, Chinese, and English.
Education is free until 12th grade. 9 years of schooling is required. Most children between the ages of three and five attend anubon. In anubon the teachers teach manners. Prathom is divided into two levels: grades one through three and grades four through six. Almost all children attend school. Mattayom is also divided into two levels: First through third grade and fourth through sixth grade. In secondary school students may choose to be put in work sites to learn the trade of the job. Right now, about half of the upper class students are apart of this program.
Thai land has both public and private schools. Public schools are often understaffed because lots of teachers want to teach at the private schools. Uniforms are worn by all students and uniforms are paid for by parents. Class sizes are generally large. Teachers are given a huge amount of respect. The school curriculum alot of attention to math and science. College students are very competitive and most students study in Bangkok.
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