Educational Management Guidelines for Promote Vocational Education in High School Level

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Patchara Pimvapi
Atchara Sriphan


The main purpose of this research was to present educational management guidelines for vocational education in high school level. The research by mixed research methodology and divided into 4 steps. The first step reviewed the analysis of various policies related to vocational education management in the country and abroad. The second step was studying the educational management potential for promote vocational education in high school level by interviewing of 6 leading school and 4 best practice in vocational education in high school level. The third step was to drafting tentative guidelines for vocational education in high school level based on the data obtained from step 1, 2 and validating the guidelines for its appropriateness through focus group discussion by 8 education planning manpower experts. The fourth step was to evaluate the possibility of applying the educational management guidelines for vocational education in high school level by 125 educational service area directors, school director and academic affairs. Data were analyzed by means and standard deviations. The research founded that the policy on education management to promote vocational education at the secondary level there are important policy issues that should be developed as follows: management students teachers and educational personnel management and budget, the educational management potential for promoting vocational education at the secondary level consists of the external and internal environment of the school which affects the ability or readiness of the educational management and the educational management guidelines. The educational management guidelines for vocational education in high school level consisted of 3 components to be: 1) The scope of administration according economics of education. 2) Educational management guidelines. 3) Supporting factors favorable to the success and driving educational management by educational management process 4 factors SPAN educational management guidelines include 1) Sharing educational resources 2) Educational participation 3) Area-based educational and 4) Educational networks. The appropriateness of the educational management guidelines and the feasibility of applying the guidelines evaluated by educational service area director, school director and academic affairs were at high levels.


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