Academic Administration of the Chinese Language Study Program in Upper Secondary Schools of Bangkok, Thailand

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Yundi Zhuang Kitpinit Usaho

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The objectives of this independent study were (1) to study the level of academic administration of Chinese language study programs in upper secondary schools of Bangkok (2) to identify the guidelines to improve academic administration of Chinese language study programs in upper secondary schools of Bangkok. The samples were 86 teachers or administrators who were selected for this study by random sampling and using Krejcie and Morgan table. The instruments used in collecting data were questionnaires and interviews. The statistics utilized in this study were frequency, percentage, mean and standard derivation. The findings showed that: the overall level of academic administration of Chinese language study programs in upper secondary schools of Bangkok was at high level. The guidelines to improve academic administration of Chinese language study program in upper secondary schools of Bangkok were to (1) increase Chinese courses in order to ensure the quality of teaching (2) choose the suitable Chinese teaching materials (3) control the students capacity in each class (4) reduce the reliance on Chinese volunteer teachers, (5) speed up the construction of local Chinese teacher teams in Thailand (6) improve teachers’ level of teaching abilities (7) stimulate  and motivate students’ interest in studying Chinese (8) set up effective supervision systems and (9) use an instrument with combination of oral and written tests to measure and evaluate the Chinese language  performance of students.

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