Qualifications, Characteristics and Competencies of Thai School Leaders in Modern Educational Era
Keywords:Qualifications, Characteristics, Competencies, Thai School Leaders, School Principal, Modern Educational Era
The purposes of this study were to review and propose the desired qualifications, characteristics and competencies (QCC) of Thai School Leaders in the modern era. The research approach used in this study was Mixed Method Research (Explanatory Sequential Design). For qualitative, twenty experts including teachers, school leaders, educational service area directors, educators, human resources professionals and management consultants were interviewed. For the quantitative research, the population were public schools under Office of the Basic Education Commission. The multi-stages random sampling was used for sampling method. There were 76 schools from central and 18 regional educational clusters across Thailand. There were 370 informants in this study including school leader, teacher, chairman of school board or community leader, parents, and the representative from alumni association. The research instrument used in this study was the five level rating scaled questionnaire. The Statistics methods used were descriptive analysis, frequency distribution, percentage, mean and standard deviation. The research finding on qualifications of school leaders consists of four categories. First is the fundamental qualifications for all school leader candidates. Second to Forth categories are specifically for a different type of qualification of school leader’s candidates.
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