Teens in Thailand

Teens in Thailand

by Sandra Donovan, Sandy Donovan
     
 

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… See more details below

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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756540463
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Global Connections Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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