Journal of Social Sciences

Ethics Camp: The Appropriate Management Model for Northeastern Region Youth, Ecclesiastical Region 9

Wongsathit Wisupee, Sastra Laoakka and Kosit Paengsoi

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2011.132.140

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 2

Pages 132-140

Abstract

Problem statement: Youth’s ethics tended to be a continuous increased problem and they were in their age without judgment. Youths were very important for national development in future, if their problems were not urgently solved it would overall effect to way of live in their families, communities, socials and Thailand. Approach: This research aimed to study backgrounds, current conditions, problems on management and the appropriate management model of Ethics Camp for the Northeastern Region Youth, Ecclesiastical Region 9. The study was a qualitative research conducted in 4 provinces 1 place of the Northeastern Region Youth, Ecclesiastical Region 9 and Thailand. Observation form, survey form, interview form, focus group discussion and study shop were used as research tools. Triangulation was used to test all data and data was analyzed by descriptive research. Results: The result founded that the background in overall of 4 places were began by making study trips of directors or lecturing monks at famous camp and they, later, brought those models back to establish ethics camps in their own provinces. For current conditions and problems, it was found that; in aspect of personnel-there was lacking of competent personnel, in aspect of budget-there was lacking of budget for expenses, in aspect of material-some place had old and damaged equipments, in aspect of management-there was not enough budget for long-term training and also lacking of lecturing monks, in aspect of marketing-there was lacking of public relation and distinct documents of courses and in aspect of technological innovation-lecturing monks had no knowledge to produce modern technological media. For appropriate management model, it was found that; in aspect of personnel-camp directors should have wide and long vision, intelligence, perseverance, honesty and human relation while lecturing monks must be professional; in aspect of budget-charges for any expenses should be depended on situations; in aspect of financial management-should be in form systematic study with committees and asked for supporting from related agencies; in aspect of material-should have safety, cleanliness and peace that was good environment for training while training equipments should be modern, attractive and met requirements of trainees; in aspect of operations as course analysis-should analyze the appropriateness of trainees’ age, maturity and requirement, course development-other subjects should be integrated into training courses, training operation-should be trained in form of demonstration, evaluation-should be conducted by observation, document and expression feeling in trainees’ mind; in aspect of marketing-should provide services with friendliness and publicized camps in websites ; in aspect of technological innovation-should produce modern media, apply for the appropriateness of trainees’ maturity and also analyze such media before using. Conclusion/Recommendations: Ethics Camp for Northeastern Region Youth, Ecclesiastical Region 9 should be cooperated by all net study to support youth for attending ethics camp to develop their better quality of life.

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© 2011 Wongsathit Wisupee, Sastra Laoakka and Kosit Paengsoi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.