Administrative Management Challenges of the Teachers’ Life Development Project, under the Office of the Welfare Promotion Commission for Teachers and Educational Personnel in line with the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy

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The research objectives were to explore (1) the administrative management problems of TLDP (2) the administrative guideline for TLDP and (3) the factors leading to successful administrative development of TLDP under OTEP according to the PSE. Data for quantitative research were collected from 1,348 TEP participating in TLDP within the Regional Education Office No.1. The statistics used in analyzing data were mean, standard deviation and multiple regressions. For qualitative research, in-depth face to face interviews conducted with 15 experts. The research findings were (1) OTEP lacked proper backgrounds to run TLDP in line with its philosophy, principles and objectives. OTEP didn’t encourage TEP to make supplementary vocations with impacts such as, increased household income, other welfare supplies and to desirably live under PSE. Thus TEP lack the immunity to run proper living conditions before and during their participation in TLDP; (2)  OTEP  administrators and staff  should understand the philosophy, principles ,objectives and techniques used in implementing TLDP. Also, it should  support or motivate TEP to start home-businesses in addition to their teaching profession to improve their living conditions under PSE; (3)TLDP success guidelines were,administrators should be well-equipped with knowledge, ability, good vision and a management policy that implements TLDP properly. Advanced technology is vital for information collection and decision –making for TEP and OTEP performance. It’s also recommended that the diversity of welfare funds or fringe benefits be introduced. Finally, to transform TLDP into a regulated microfinance institute subjected to the Financial Institutions Business Act B.E. 2551 (2008) under the supervision, and control of OTEP and the Bank of Thailand, the mandate of which is to provide a combination or a range of financial and social intermediations, as well as enterprise development and social services.


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