Strategies for Developing Rajabhat University Students Based on The Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy
Keywords:Sufficiency Economy Philosophy
The purposes of this study were to analyze the sufficiency economy philosophy, to investigate current characteristics of Rajabhat University Students, to develop strategies for student development for Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University by using sufficiency economy philosophy, to examine the developed strategies by using SWOT analysis of the current characteristics of the students in terms of moderation, reasonableness, and self-immunity together with knowledge and ethics in the mental, social, environmental, technological and economic aspects to determine strategies by using TOWS matrix. The subjects of this study were 2 experts in sufficiency economy, vice presidents of student affairs from 40 Rajabhat universities, 20 employers of employees who graduated from Rajabhat universities, and 15 experts in brain storming.
The results revealed that strategies for developing Rajabhat University students based on the philosophy of sufficiency economy were as follows: Strategy 1: sufficiency process development: 1.1 fostering students’ leadership in sufficiency economy by using “ethics leading knowledge” policy; 1.2 promoting students cooperative internship; and 1.3 developing curriculum based on sufficiency economy philosophy. Strategy 2: sustainability of the sufficiency: 2.1 increasing students’ awareness of Thainess and sufficient expense; 2.2 developing leadership of model leaders of sufficiency economy philosophy; and 2.3 establishing a sufficiency economy society in a university.