The Development of Teachers’ Skills of Buddhist Instruction for Schools Affiliated with the Nakhon Nayok Primary Educational Service Area

The purposes of this research were to study the problems of teaching in schools affiliated with Nakhon Nayok Primary Educational Service Area, to develop teaching skills based on Buddhist Instruction Model, and to survey teachers' and students' satisfaction toward teaching based on Buddhist Instruction Model. The target group consisted of 221 teachers teaching in the academic year 2014 at 20 schools affiliated with Nakhon Nayok Primary Educational Service Area. The participating teachers in the study were chosen by purposive sampling. The instrument of the research was comprised of lesson plans based on Buddhist Instruction Model, an evaluation form to evaluate teachers' teaching skills, a questionnaire on teachers' satisfaction, and a questionnaire on students' satisfaction toward Buddhist Instruction Model.The data were quantitatively analyzed applying the statistical tools of average and standard deviation, and they were qualitatively studied by observing behaviors. Findings revealed the following: First, the problems of teaching in these 20 schools were found in three aspects which were inefficient teaching activities, lack of knowledge in using teaching aids: media, innovation and technology in teaching, and lack of inclusive measurement and evaluation. Second, the experts rated the development of teaching based on Buddhist Instruction Model the most appropriate at the highest ranking (x=5.00). Third, teachers' satisfaction toward the development after the implementation of Buddhist Instruction Model was at high level (x=3.55), higher than before the implementation which was at the average level (x=2.59). Fourth, students' satisfaction toward teachers' teaching skills based on Buddhist Instruction Model was at high level.



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Kittichai Suthasinobon, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

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Conference: ACE2017
Stream: Primary & Secondary Education

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