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ItemStudent Loan Defaults in Thailand: Problems and Guidelines for Solutions( 2016) Amara TirasriwatThe purpose of this research is to study the causes of Thai Student Loans Fund (SLF) defaults, analyze problems and their effect on the stakeholders, and guidelines for solutions. This is a documentary research with data collected from previous researches, articles, news, and other published materials from 1995-2014 and was analyzed by using inductive analysis. The research findingsrelated to the causes of defaults for repayment of SLF were: (1) Unethical mind of student debtors who intended to default.(2) Personnel in Financial Aid & Scholarship Divisionsof high vocational schools and universities involved with screening and granting loans are dishonest and do not strictly conform to the rules andpolicies, coupled with commercial concentration of institutions. (3) Lack of updated and complete data base of borrowers, lack of systematic and proper information pool.(4) Inefficiency in not only procedures and policies of allocation and distribution of SLF but also in the systemsused in collecting the loan repayments. The guideline solutionsare: (1)Inculcating sense of ethics and moral to student borrowers by educate them with ethics course and ethics training to convey knowledge and understanding of the policies and procedures in using the funds and strictly repayment of loans, awareness of the strong punishments in monetary and non-monetary terms; (2) Characteristics of implementing agencies with the right organizational structure: less bureaucracy with professional workers, open communication, leadership, teamwork, organizational culture, strategic plan, monitoring and public performance evaluation plan; (3)Proper and systematic procedure in repayment of loans which areaccurate, updated, verifiable data pool among granter, employer, revenue department, debt collector, and educational institutions.
ItemTeaching Business Chinese Translation to Thai Undergraduates: Problems, Difficulties and Implications( 2015) Ping, XuThis research aims to (1) identify common problems and potential difficulties Thai undergraduates faced when they practicing their translation skills from Thai to Chinese, (2) examine Thai students’ perceptions on their knowledge and skill; and (3) investigate Thai students’ feedback on Thai-Chinese translation teaching materials and teaching methods. Based on the literature review, a 20-item survey was designed. The questionnaire’s Cronbach’s Alpha reliability is .868 (>.70). At the first semester of academic year 2014, the survey was distributed to the fourth-year students who are studying Thai-Chinese translation at Business Chinese (BC) Department and Chinese for Economy & Trade (CET) Department of Assumption University. The results indicated that most Thai translation students have weak Chinese foundation. Thai students often make grammatical errors, write wrong Chinese characters, and use inappropriate vocabularies and incorrect punctuations. Thai students find it difficult to translate Chinese idiom, business terminology, proper name, and Chinese measure word. The study’s findings offer useful information that is applicable for improving business Chinese translation teaching and learning.