Abstract—The purpose of the research was to synthesize the
higher education management of Thailand and ASEAN
community by applying the qualitative research method
acquired through documentary research. The research tools
used were synthesis matrix and content analysis. The results as
1). Vision and administration aspect, ASEAN countries share the vision as representing high quality human resource and a knowledge base. It has been synthesized that Thailand should have a set vision in terms of educational research development and national identity and value preservation.
2). Mechanics and procedure aspect, ASEAN countries identify the same educational management as professional development, curriculum quality, national standard development, ICT in educational management, graduates quality, and higher education’s financial reform. The synthesis suggested that Thailand should consider mechanics in terms of improving curriculum, methods, English as a medium and developing curriculum corresponding to 21st century skills.
3). Collaboration of each sector in each country’s educational management in Thailand and Malaysia. These countries represent the same point by cooperating with private sectors in educational management. The synthesis stated that Thailand should consider about educational collaboration among ASEAN countries to correspondence with education and training policies.
4). Development and problem-solving by researching, ASEAN countries have different educational management frameworks. The synthesis claimed that Thailand should bring up national education evaluation emphasizing on internal evaluation.
5). Educational management support of each country, ASEAN countries share the same supports as higher education foundation, professional resources, and financial supports. The synthesis stated that Thailand should identify teaching professional development.
Index Terms—Educational management, higher education, ASEAN.
W. Thaima and R. Sanitya are with the Sripatum University, Bangkok Thailand (e-mail: Waraporn.firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: W. Thaima and R. Sanitya, "A Synthesis of Higher Educational Management of Thailand and ASEAN Community," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 336-340, 2017.