Starting this semester, students from Prathom 1 all the way up to Matthayom 6 are reciting the 12 Core Values of Thailand — either at the daily flag raising ceremony in the morning or during class.
As a teacher in Thailand, you should be familiar with these 12 Core Values.
Depending on the level of your students, you may even want to use these core values in your lessons. Students are very familiar with the Thai version and will therefore learn new vocabulary easily. Add a discussion about what each of these values mean to your students to get them actively engaged in your English class.
The 12 Core Values of Thailand in English
- Upholding of the three main pillars: the Nation, the Religion, and the Monarchy
- Honesty, sacrifice, and patience with positive attitude for the interest of the public
- Being grateful to the parents, guardians and teachers
- Seeking knowledge and education directly and indirectly
- Preservation of Thai traditions and cultures
- Maintaining moral, integrity, well-wishes upon others as well as being generous and sharing
- Understanding and learning of true democratic ideals with His Majesty the King as Head of State
- Maintaining of discipline; respecting laws and the elderly
- Being conscious and mindful of action in line with His Majesty’s the King’s royal statements
- Applying His Majesty the King’s Sufficiency Economy, saving money for time of need. Being moderate with surplus for sharing or expansion of business while having good immunity
- Keeping physical and mental strength, unyielding to the evil power or desires, having sense of shame over guilt and sins in accordance with the religious principles;
- Putting the public and national interest before one’s own