Encouraging the Development and Monitoring Of Elderly School Operations

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Wannalak Miankerd
Siriya Rattanachuay


This research aimed to (1) to promote the establishment of an elderly school in the operation area (2) to monitor the operation, suggestion and support the establishment of an elderly school (3) to present the performance of an elderly school (4) to present the manual for establishing the elderly school. This research is a participatory action research consisting of three main groups of samples, which are (1) the department which serves as a supporter in the establishment of an elderly school (2) the administrators and faculty of teachers of the elderly school (3) the elderly students enrolled in the elderly school program and their family members. The instrument for collecting data consisted of (1) survey for the elderly learners (2) forms for organizing the teaching curriculum (3) observation guidelines in the learning and teaching management system (4) guidelines for group discussion in monitoring and supervision (5) questionnaire for evaluating the performance. In  the part of data collection comprised of (1) meeting in order to exchange ideas (2) workshop (3) monitoring and supervision (4) in-depth interview (5) group discussion using data analysis by analyzing content.

The research results were found as follows; 1. Promoting the establishment and development of the operation of the elderly school in order to achieve the right result in terms of process includes, (1) searching for people and areas of interest (2) creating an understanding in the management process (3) mobilizing the collaborative networks (4) course development. 2. Monitoring the operations, suggestion and support of the establishment of an elderly school will focus on the role of the research team by being mentor who is reflected in the role of Adviser, Tutor, Supporter and Leader. 3. The operation and management of the elderly school curriculum consisting of (1) surveying students’ data and making use of the information (2) flexible curriculum management (3) teaching techniques, using teaching materials and various evaluations (4) providing an atmosphere to promote learning. 4. The suitable model for establishing the elderly school in the community is mixed establishment model (government sector and public sector) as well as using the results of the study in order to develop into a manual for establishing a school for the elderly.


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