Educational Management Guidelines to Enhance Self-Pride Based on Local History for Lower Secondary School Students in the Northeastern Thailand

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Rungrudee Phuchomsri
Panuwat Pakdeewong


The objectives of this study were to 1) investigate self-pride based on local history for the lower-secondary students in North-eastern part of Thailand, and the educational management based on local history in the schools of North-eastern part of Thailand; 2) form the educational management to create self-pride based on local history for lower-secondary students; and 3) evaluate the educational management methods to encourage self-pride based on local history for lower-secondary students in North-eastern part of Thailand. The study employed qualitative research method as the major method and the quantitative research method as the minor method. The research instruments were a set of questionnaires and a structured interview form. The participants were 410 lower-secondary students. Stratified random sampling was used to find the group of participants. Students, school administrators, heads of Department of Social, Religion and Culture, and social teachers of lower-secondary students. Data were analyzed by frequency distribution, mean, standard deviation, and content analysis. The results of the study were found that: 1. The lower-secondary students’ self-pride based on the local history in the North-eastern, the students were proud of culture, traditions, and local lifestyles. They usually participated merit making ceremony. The students were also proud of local dialects and liked to learn about local stories. They saw its value and were ready to continue the local culture and traditions. For the educational management based on local history in the schools of North-eastern part of Thailand, the schools have not applied local history into teaching much; however, some have managed historical subjects to make the students proud. In addition, it was found that teachers still lacked knowledge and skill of local history, even though they have graduated in the field of Social Science. 2. The educational management methods to create self-pride of local history for lower-secondary students that government sector, schools and related organizations could apply included indication of historical education management policy, local history curriculum development, teaching and learning, teachers management, learning media, and evaluation. 3. The results of educational management to create self-pride based on local history for the lower-secondary students were found that there was benefit and possibility for the application. It could also be applied as the educational management methods into the other parts of Thailand where the contexts were similar.


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