This study mainly aimed to explore the suitable conceptual frameworks of Human Value Creating Global Citizenship and the related school administrative tasks to support development of students’ characteristics to become human value creating global citizens. The population consisted of elementary and high schools under supervision of Soka (Value Creating) University in Japan. Respondents were 3 school leaders, 6 teachers and 12 student representatives from each level of education, plus 6 alumni volunteers, 27 in total. The research findings turned out that the most appropriate conceptual framework for School Management based on the Human Value Creating Global Citizenship concept covered the following key characteristics of a global citizen who: 1) respects human value of oneself and others; 2) holds sufficiency and sustainability; 3) roots the service mind and supports the social justice-oriented interaction; 4) proactively encourages critical and creative thinking; 5) leads a life based on both knowledge and wisdom. For school management, it seemed that the most related administrative tasks emphasized management of academic affairs focusing on morals-integrated curriculum, collaborative instructional activities and positive-oriented assessment, and management of student affairs highlighting teacher-student relations and student activities operated on a basis of the strong peer support, plus the school’s alignment of goals and objectives.
Nantarat Charoenkul, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Hiroko Tomioka, Soka University, Japan
Sunee Banno, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand