Components and Indicators of Participation in the Implementation of Quality Assurance of Small Schools Under the Office of the Basic Education Commission
- Somchai Posri
- Pacharawit Chansirisira
The objectives of this research were to: 1) exploring the components and indicators of stakeholder participation in quality assurance practices of small schools under the supervision of the Basic Education Commission, and 2) evaluating and validating these components and indicators. The research consisted of two phases: 1) conducting a theoretical study that involved reviewing relevant literature, documents, and research studies on participation in the educational assurance process, and 2) conducting a focus group discussion with a qualified panel of 9 individuals to assess and validate the components and indicators. The research instruments included recording forms, assessment forms, audio recording devices, and cameras. Data analysis employed descriptive statistics, content analysis, and narrative analysis. The findings of the study revealed the following:
1. The components and indicators of stakeholder participation in quality assurance practices of small schools under the supervision of the Basic Education Commission consisted of five components and thirteen indicators. These components were: 1) strategic planning involvement with three indicators, 2) decision-making involvement with three indicators, 3) operational involvement with two indicators, 4) benefits realization involvement with two indicators, and 5) monitoring involvement with three indicators.
2. The focus group discussion yielded valuable suggestions and evaluations from the panel of 9 qualified individuals. The average scores of the experts’ opinions for all components and their respective indicators were rated at the highest level. Based on the feedback received, the researcher refined the components and indicators of educational assurance participation, resulting in a final set of five components and thirteen indicators.
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