Journal of Education, Mahasarakham University (Sep 2017)

The Development of the Academic Administration Model of Basic Primary Educational Institutions under the Office of Sakon Nakhon Educational Service Area Office 3

  • Kamonlrat Kaenchan,
  • Nareerat Rakwichitkul,
  • Charoen Ratchasopha

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 11, no. 3
pp. 231 – 243

Abstract

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The research aimed to 1) examine the current conditions, problems and academic administration of basic education schools under the office of Sakon Nakhon educational service area office 3, 2) develop the academic administration model of basic educational schools under the office of Sakon Nakhon educational service area office 3. The study was divided into 2 phases. Phase 1: Study the researches and literatures concerning the framework, the current conditions and the problems of academic administration to gain the concept for constructing a set of questionnaire. The questionnaire was then used to collect data from 50 administrators, 83 heads of academic sections and 198 heads of learning areas ; and interviewed the administrators of 5 schools that ranked top-five of the national education test scores (O-NET) and were certified by the office of educational standard assurance and quality assessment in the third-round inspection. Phase 2: Construct the model of educational administration of basic education schools under the office of Sakon Nakhon educational service area office 3, held a focus group discussion of which the participants were 2 educational administrators and 5 school directors on the constructed model, evaluated the educational administration models of the schools under the office of Sakon Nakhon educational service area office 3 by 30 school administrators and teachers. The instruments used to collect data were a set of questionnaire, interviewing forms, recording forms and evaluating forms. The data were analyzed by a computer application. The statistics used to analyze the data were percentage, mean and standard deviation. The results were as follows: 1) The current conditions of academic administration of basic education schools under the office of Sakon Nakhon educational service area office 3, overall, were at a high level. The highest mean was the development of the learning process. The problems of academic administration, overall, were at a moderate level. The most problematic aspect was supervision. 2) The academic administration model of basic education schools under the office of Sakon Nakhon educational service area office 3 consisted of 6 factors which were: 1) the principle of the model, 2) the objective of the model, 3) the mechanic of the model, 4) the operating of the model, 5) the evaluation of the model and 6) the conditions for the model’s success. The framework of the academic administration consisted of 8 aspects which were: 1) the development of school curriculum, 2) the development of learning process, 3) the educational supervision, 4) the educational measurement and evaluation and the transfer of the learning result, 5) the development of educational quality assurance system, 6) the research for developing educational quality, 7) the development of medias, innovation and educational technology and 8) the development of learning resources. The appropriateness and possibility of the schools’ administration were all found to be at a high level.

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