The Development of Training Course on Phonetics for Primary Teachers to Enhance Teaching Abilities in Pronunciation and Vocabulary Spelling English for Ethnic Diversity Students in the Special Economic Zone along Thailand and Myanmar Border

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Bandhit Chatwirote

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The research and development aimed 1. to study the pronunciation and spelling English teaching status in the special economic zone along Thailand and Myanmar border, 2. to develop training course on Phonetics for primary teachers to enhance teaching abilities in pronunciation and vocabulary spelling English and 3. to experiment and evaluate the training course on Phonetics for primary teachers to enhance teaching abilities in pronunciation and vocabulary spelling English for ethnic diversity students in the special economic zone along Thailand and Myanmar border. The population was primary teachers. The 500 samples answered the questionnaire and 30 volunteer samples were trained in the training course for  3 days. Research tools were questionnaires, the training course and evaluation forms. Analytical statistics was by mean, standard deviation and content analysis. The findings were as follows : 1) The pronunciation and spelling English status; teachers were at a high level    (gif.latex?\bar{x}= 3.95), the students were at a moderate level (gif.latex?\bar{x}= 2.66), the overview was at a moderate level (gif.latex?\bar{x}= 3.39). The overview of pronunciation and spelling English teaching status was at a high level (gif.latex?\bar{x}= 3.55). 2) Curriculum development defined the components of a training course: principles and rationale, training unit, training activities, training media, measurement and evaluation. Overall suitability was at the highest level (gif.latex?\bar{x}= 4.79). 3) Experimenting and evaluating the training course was held during March 3-5, 2017 at Maesod school, Maesod district, Tak province. 3.1) The overall evaluation results of the ability for pronunciation and spelling English of primary school teachers were very good. 3.2) The overall evaluation results of pronunciation and spelling English teaching of primary school teachers were at high level  ( gif.latex?\bar{x}= 4.14). 3.3) The overall evaluation results of the satisfying feedback on the training were at the highest level ( gif.latex?\bar{x}= 4.81).

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