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The Objectives of this research was to development of management a model of good governance-based administration of schools under mahasarakham municipality. The research was conducted in 5 steps : 1) defining The problem and conceptual frame work ; 2) study of the current practice by a quantitative research ; 3) drafting a model from a qualitative research ; 4) examined the model by a focus group discussion ; and 5) conclusion. The research instruments included notes of focus group discussion and questionnaires with the IOC value between 0.80 – 1.00 and the overall reliability value of .98 Frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the data.
The research findings were as follows :
- The current practice in the good governance – based administration of schools under Mahasarakham City Municipality. was on the whole rated high ; the highest was general administration, followed by academic, personnel and budget administration.
- The components of a desirable model for good governance – based administration of schools under Mahasarakham City Municipality consisted of 4 aspects : academic, budget, personnel and general administration ; all of these must be administered by the 6 principles of good governance : law, morality transparency, participation, responsibility and cost - effectiveness.
As a result this research it is noted that 4 principles were most often cited : morality, law, transparency and responsibility. These 4 principles should therefore be lifted up and applied by giving rewards for good action and punishment for bad action. If carried out in good momentum such measures should increase the effectiveness of school administration.
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