Driving the Philosophy of the Sufficiency Economy to Basic Education In Chiang Mai Primary education Area 3 Chiang Mai



  • Chakparun Wichaakharawit Payap University




Driving Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy


The objectives of this action research were to 1) drive the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy to administration of basic educational schools in Chiang Mai Primary Educational Service Area 3, 2) to investigate the results of the drive in the participating schools in the study area, and 3) to construct a policy-wise proposal of the drive. The target group comprised 141 individuals. The research instruments were composed of a documentary analysis, a brainstorming guideline, an observation, and a job performance assessment. The Item-Objective Congruence (IOC) was used to assess the research instruments by experts and the Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient was applied to test the reliability of the test and the questionnaire. The quantitative data were statistically analyzed for percentage, mean, and standard deviation. The content analysis was adopted to analyze the qualitative data and the results were presented descriptively. The research results are summarized as follows.
      1. The drive to incorporate the philosophy into the administration of the primary educational schools in the study area consisted of ten activities as follows: a documentary analysis and brainstorming to investigate problems, contexts and needs to drive the philosophy into the schools; planning to drive the philosophy; conducting a workshop to revise the annual operation plans; conducting a workshop to construct a Sufficiency Economy Philosophy-incorporated learners’ development program; conducting a workshop to design Sufficiency Economy Philosophy-incorporated leaning management plans and learning units; supervising and following up the workshops; verifying the quality of learning management plans and units as well as learners’ development activity learning management plans; implementing Sufficiency Economy Philosophy-incorporated learning activities; monitoring the drive of the philosophy; and conducting a workshop to reflect the operation results to school administrators, teachers, parents, and school board members.
      2. Results of the drive revealed that the operations in general were at a high level. When the aspects were taken into consideration, it was found that all aspects of the operations were at a high level. The aspects with the highest mean were school administration, outcome/success image, and curriculum and learning activity organization respectively. The aspect with the lowest mean was learners’ development activity organization. The schools with evident development results were Ban Wang Jom being assessed as a Sufficiency Economy Learning Center, and Ban Pang Mayao having two research projects, namely, an academic administration guideline based on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and the management of the ethnic group learning resource of the school.
     3. The policy-wise proposal to drive the philosophy into primary educational schools should include learners’ development, curriculum development, instructional management, internal environmental and atmosphere management, school management, parents’ participation, and educational management assessment and monitoring.


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How to Cite

Wichaakharawit, C. (2022). Driving the Philosophy of the Sufficiency Economy to Basic Education In Chiang Mai Primary education Area 3 Chiang Mai : -. Community and Social Development Journal, 23(1), 94–108. https://doi.org/10.14456/rcmrj.2022.245497



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