Human Capital of Teachers and Education Personnel Affecting the Student with Learning Disabilities in Elementary Schools

Abstract

The study of human capital of teachers and education personnel affecting the students with learning disabilities in elementary schools aimed to study the mental health level of personnel and the effect upon the knowledge, attitude, and performance of the students in elementary inclusive schools. The two-stage random sampling group included 300 teachers and education personnel in the schools under the Chachoengsao Primary Educational Service Area Office 1. The mental health average score was 48.40 from the full score of 60, which was considered to be the same level as the general population. 52.67 % of the personnel had average mental health while 32.66 % had higher mental health than average. However, 14.67 % had lower mental health than the average. The personnel's score on the knowledge, attitude, and performance of the students was 37.82 from full score of 56, which was considered to be at moderate level. 56.67 % were at high level and 43.33 % have moderate level score. Most of the personnel had no experience of the specific training and more than half had no experience working with the students with learning disabilities. The results obtained from the multiple discriminate analysis using the correlation analysis in average of bivariate analysis showed the significant increase (p-value = 0.05) in the knowledge, attitude, and performance of the personnel after the training. Further counseling or professional therapy should play an important role to lay down new policy and specify development plan to improve the education in the elementary level in Thailand.



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Pannarai Subsandee, Rajanagarindra Rajabhat University, Thailand

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Conference: ACSS2016
Stream: Education and Social Welfare

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