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 Volume 11, Issue 1 (January 2024), Pages: 169-177


 Original Research Paper

Optimizing the quality of Thai education: A comprehensive examination of the whole school approach


 Sinthawa Khamdit, Wittaya Worapun *


 Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Kham Riang, Thailand

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This study looks into how a comprehensive school strategy improves education quality in Thailand. It focuses on 11 leading projects and 408 schools that have adopted this comprehensive approach. The findings indicate significant enhancements in educational quality, including better goal-setting, increased cooperation through professional learning communities (PLCs), improved teaching methods, efficient information handling, the creation of learning networks, and enhanced student safety. Based on these results, the research makes several suggestions for those involved in education. It recommends promoting a team-oriented environment that utilizes the skills of teachers, school leaders, parents, and external contributors. Emphasizing the role of PLCs in continuous teacher training to update teaching methods is also stressed. Additionally, the importance of providing tailored support to meet students' academic and personal needs is highlighted. Overall, this study demonstrates the positive impact of a whole-school strategy on education quality, suggesting that a cooperative approach, focusing on professional growth and comprehensive support for students, leads to a better and more effective learning experience for everyone involved.

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 Whole school approach, Professional learning communities, Educational quality, Collaborative environment, Student support mechanisms

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 Received 6 September 2023, Received in revised form 8 January 2024, Accepted 10 January 2024


This research project was financially supported by Mahasarakham University Thailand and the Equitable Equality Fund, Thailand.

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 Conflict of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


 Khamdit S and Worapun W (2024). Optimizing the quality of Thai education: A comprehensive examination of the whole school approach. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 11(1): 169-177

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