Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN: 2141-5161) Vol. 6(6), pp. 132 -135, December 2015. DOI: http:/ Copyright © 2015 International Research Journals


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A proposed concept for educational administration programs for the 21st century

 1Wirot Sanrattana, 2Phrakrusutheejariyawattana, 3Phrakrupaladsamai, 4Paisan Suwannoi, 5Merrill M. Oaks, 6Muriel K. Oaks

Mahamakut Buddhist University, Isan Campus, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 40000

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Received November 20, 2015;  Accepted December 22, 2015



This research is designed to offer students a program in educational administration that builds on integration of emerging theories and concepts of administration, management, and leadership, combined with changing global paradigm of educational for the 21st century. The study was conducted in three research stages: 1) review of research papers, 2) to validate the results of the research paper by two methods in parallel: in-depth interviews of 10 experts and focused group discussion of 15 experts in the field of educational administration, and 3) critical findings from the lecturers and graduate student in Educational Administration, 15 cases with seminar. It found that in addition to courses on research methodology and professional ethics, the program should be aimed at strengthening administration as the primary focus supplemented with emerging leadership traits and management features. The scope of this study focused on awareness and ushering in a new paradigm shift in education for the 21st century.


Keywords: Management, administration, leadership, educational administration


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