Teens in Thailand

Overview

Since an economic crisis hit the country in the late 1990s, Thailand has struggled to regain control over its economy. Thais work hard, exporting more rice than any other country in the world. But they also take their education seriously, and teens must find a balance between family, school, work, and enjoying Thailand’s rich cultural heritage. Teens in Thailand is part of Global Connections, a series that uncovers the challenges, pastimes, and customs of teens around the world....
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Overview

Since an economic crisis hit the country in the late 1990s, Thailand has struggled to regain control over its economy. Thais work hard, exporting more rice than any other country in the world. But they also take their education seriously, and teens must find a balance between family, school, work, and enjoying Thailand’s rich cultural heritage. Teens in Thailand is part of Global Connections, a series that uncovers the challenges, pastimes, and customs of teens around the world.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
From the "Global Connections" series this volume provides both basic and interesting facts about life in Thailand. Topics include education, economy, family life, population diversity, dating, celebrations, and leisure activities, with photographs, maps, and charts that provide additional information about this Asian country and its youth. The author provides a readable, cross-cultural view of Thailand, sharing the good and the bad about teens' lives, including private and public education, religion, affluent and poor families, urban and rural homes, drugs, food, entertainment, and holidays. A two-page "At a Glance" spread gives specific statistics about the Thai people, government, geography, and economy. The historical timeline covers the years between 1279 and 2008 to establish the longevity of this amazing country. A brief glossary, listing of other resources, source notes, bibliography, and index make the book useful for research. Some full page information insets may cause some confusion or disrupt reading flow but provide excellent information to support the text. Reviewer: Naomi Williamson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756540463
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Global Connections Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1080L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandy Donovan has written more than two dozen books for kids and teens. She also writes for newspapers, magazines, and Websites. Her book The Channel Tunnel was a Minnesota Book Award finalist.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter 1 School Days 10

Chapter 2 At Home in the City or Country 20

Chapter 3 Family Influence 36

Chapter 4 Celebrating Religion and Nation 46

Chapter 5 A Changing Workplace 62

Chapter 6 Hanging Out and Having Fun 72

Looking Ahead 82

At a Glance 84

Historical Timeline 86

Glossary 89

Additional Resources 90

Source Notes 91

Select Bibliography 92

Index 94

About the Author 96

About the Content Adviser 96

Image Credits 96

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