THE ROLE OF PHRATEPSUTI (SOMKUAN PIYASILO) ON THE DEVELOPMENT FOR THAI CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Keywords:Role, development, children and youth
The objectives of this research are as follow: 1) to study the paradigm of the development of education for Thai children and youth 2) to study the role of Phratepsuti toward the development of education for Thai children and youth. The qualitative methodology was employed in this research. The information needed were obtained from 13 key informants from the various groups of people which are monks, administrators, teachers, and pupils in Wat Nimmanoradi school, and the followers of Phratepsuti. The researcher used observation approaches, in-dept interview and documental study. The tool for the information needed in the research were structured interview, observation, and the specific research. The evaluation of information was carried out by documental analysis, inductive analysis and topological analysis. From the research, it can be concluded as followed:
Phratepsuti takes the four pillars of education of UNESCO: Learning to Know, Learning to do, Learning to live together, Learning to be, the law of Thai Sangha, and the resolution of Sangha Supreme Council of Thailand to be the way of the educational development for Thai children and youth. In an educational point of view, he helps and gives the facilities to be fundamental factors for Thai and youth such as educational fund, setting up the Thai children and youth center in Wat Nimmanoradi and meditation retreat center at Rajchaburi province. Moreover, he administrates education for the monks and novices called Free Education that integrated from the Buddhist doctrine concerning with threefold training.