A Construction of Special Education Center Management Paradigm in Thailand


Special Education Center (S.E.C.) is under the Ministry of Education. The Objectives of this research was to study the management characteristics, paradigm process, related factors and consequences from the phenomenon of S.E.C. management. The target group was the successful S.E.C. in Thailand (Regional Special Education Center 11, Nakhon Ratchasima). The collecting data used snowball technique. Research instruments were in-depth interviewing form and focus group discussion form which collected and analyzed by grouping data, defining, and explaining issues.
The result revealed that:
1.The characteristics of S.E.C. Administration include management and promotion of education in the Initial Assistance Center, development and training the staff, promote and support the individual education, connection service for the rehabilitative efficiency, management of information systems for disable, co-educational support system for people with disabilities in the province, and other obligations as the legal limit.
2. The paradigm of S.E.C. management include administrational structure management of personnel division, mission driving, work result evaluation, work development, and coordinating.
3. The related factors with S.E.C. management include the political transformation, the leadership of educational resource administrator, the supporting and cooperating between connections, the professional of personal, and organizational culture.
4. The administrational consequences was the students with disabilities had opportunity to study and development according to “No child left behind” policy
From result, the S.E.C. must manage the administrational structure according to the policy as systematic and implement the paradigm for the benefits of disadvantaged people in education.

Author Information
Chaturong Thanaseelangkun, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand

Paper Information
Conference: ACEID2020
Stream: Educational policy

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