Current Problems and Need Condition of Teacher Leadership at Teacher Training Colleges, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

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โพทอง พงสงคาม เสาวนี สิริสุขศิลป์ เพ็ญณี แนรอท

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This research aimed to 1) study current problems and need condition of teacher leadership at Teacher Training Colleges, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and 2) study need assessment of teacher leadership at Teacher Training Colleges, Lao PDR.  The sample size was 981 teachers and directors from 8 Teacher Training Colleges of Lao PDR obtained through simple random sampling. The instrument was 5 point rating questionnaire used to survey current problems and need condition of teacher leadership and statistically analyzed in mean score, standard deviation, and priority need index (PNI).  
The results revealed that  1) Current problem and need condition of teacher leadership at Teacher Training Colleges in Lao PDR were found at the height in every factor.  2) Need assessment of teacher leadership at Teacher Training Colleges in Lao PDR could be rated by priority need index in descending order as follows (1) instructional proficiency, (2) knowledge about students, (3) self and colleague development, (4) development participation, (5) behavior and conduct, and (6) transformational leader, respectively.

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