Developing Sustainable Thainess Indicators for Promoting Sustainable Thainess of Non-Formal Education Students


The purpose of this study was to develop sustainable Thainess indicators for promoting sustainable Thainess. Thai non-formal education had to promote sustainable Thainess for Thainess enabling to exist in the world society with dignity. But there is no apparent pattern to promote sustainable Thainess manner for non-formal education students in serious condition of Thainess consists of a sense of mutual dimensions balance between economic, political, cultural, social, psychological resources and environment. These factors will make Thai people have a better quality of life. The research was divided into two steps: 1)to develop sustainable Thainess indicators 2)to develop program for non-formal education students to sustain Thainess. The design of this study was surveying with exploration factor analysis and systematic reviewing. The results showed that the characteristics of the Thailand Sustainable comprises 68 indicators in four components : 1) a proudness of Thailand (Eigenvalues = 18.43. ) 2 ) Faithfulness of Thailand (Eigenvalues = 12.17) 3) behaved Thailand (Eigenvalues = 10.57) , and 4) culture of Thailand (Eigenvalues = 6.86). The process of learning to achieve the sustainable Thainess consists of the investigating experience, the paradigm shift, planning the transmission of knowledge, building the network to exchange knowledge and integrating the knowledge into their way of life. In conclusion, the learning process to promote sustainable Thainess should intense on proudness, faithfulness, behaved, culture of Thailand. Furthermore, the establishment of learning networks and the sustainable Thainess information technology learning center encouraging are required. It leads to sustain Thai youth to be Thainess manner.

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Nopparat Sripadriew, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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Conference: ACE2014
Stream: Adult and lifelong learning

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