The objectives of this research were 1) to investigate the characteristics and factors of the professional school directors 2) to study the administration process of professional director in the best practice school, multi cases study of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. The target population were 5 school directors in Nakhon Ratchasima province. That consist of school director under the Office of Primary Education Area, School Director under the Office of Secondary Education Area, Private school director, the director of Regional Special Education Center and the director of non-formal education by using a purposive selection method. Research instrument includes interview form and observe form. Data gathering and analyzing by qualitative content analysis.
The results found that
1. Characteristics and factors of the professional director in the best practice
school: Multi cases study of Nakhon Ratchasima Province were having knowledge in science and art for administration, having a good moral and leadership, having a good personality, posing, conducting, having skills for administration, problem-solving, development, and having creating network, cooperating between parents, community, organization, and related agencies.
2. The administrative process of the professional director were based on participatory system processes, planning together for mobilizing resources, working together, being a guide, supervision, evaluation and reflection together by using the school as a base, and working together as a friendship.
From the result findings, the school director should develop the good characteristics in leadership, knowledge, leading skill, participatory working skill, human relationship, attitude, moral and ethical based on Thai school culture.
Worawut Namussila, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand