A Model of Learning Management to Create the Thai Buddhist Sangha

  • Phra Suriya Dhitapasato, Dr. Phramaha Padet Chirakulo, Phramaha Praprut Buddhichajo, Phra Teeraphat Kulateero


The purposes of this research were 1) to study the state of learning management to create the Thai Buddhist Sangha, 2) to create a model of learning management, and 3) to propose the learning management model. Mixed methods research was used for the design. The quantitative data were collected by questionnaires from 222 samples studying in Pali and the qualitative data were collected by in-depth interviews with 10 key-informants and by focus group discussions with 17 experts. The tools used in the data collection were questionnaires, interview form and questions for focus group discussion. Qualitative data were analysis by using content analysis and quantitative data were analyzed by mean and standard deviation. Results indicated that 1) the state of learning management to create the Thai Buddhist Sangha was not in line with that of the state education management in term of target and direction for creating the religious heirs. The weak points in the Thai Sangha learning management were on education administration and learning management, unskillful teachers, teaching and learning management, teaching and learning media, learning support activities, budget, educational personnel security and welfare, and measurement and evaluation system. 2) The development of learning management to create the Thai Buddhist Sangha based on the Pali study curriculum of Phrapariyattidhamma integrated with the principles of the Threefold Training and Saddhamma consists of 3 main factors; 1) Introduction, 2) Learning process, and 3) Implementation. 3) The learning management model to create the Thai Buddhist Sangha consists of 3 main factors. 1) Introduction consists of the principles for creating the religious heirs, the objectives, and the school contexts, 2) Learning process consists of learning management method, operation, learning support activities, and Dhamma principles for developing humans and desirable behaviours, and 3) Implemenation has 3 steps; preparation, operation, and evaluation.