Kurdish Studies

ISSN: 2051-4883 | e-ISSN: 2051-4891

Strategies for Developing Special Education Teachers’ Core Competencies in Northeast Region of Thailand

Lertchai Kaewpukdee
Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, 40002 Khon Kaen, Thailand.
Nuchwana Luanganggoon
Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, 40002 Khon Kaen, Thailand.
Chiranan Wachrakul
Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, 40002 Khon Kaen, Thailand.
Keow Ngang Tang
Graduate School of Education, Nilai University, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Keywords: Core Competencies, Create Strategies, Need Assessment, Special Education Teachers..

Abstract

This research aimed to identifying and evaluating competencies of special education teachers in northeast region of Thailand. The researchers employed a three-phase procedure including identification components of competencies, need assessment, and creating related strategies. A mixed mode research design was employed. The findings showed the six components in descending order: Collaboration and interdisciplinary teamwork (PNI modified = 0.43); early childhood learning development (PNI modified = 0.40); building relationships with families (PNI modified = 0.38); information technology skills (PNI modified = 0.30); curriculum development and learning management (PNI modified = 0.26), and professional development and ethical conduct (PNI modified = 0.21).

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