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Community Service and University Roles: An Action Research Based on the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy.

ERIC Descriptors: Foreign Countries; Action Research; Community Services; Service Learning; College Role; Economics; Participant Observation; Seminars; Field Trips; Supervision; Interviews; School Community Relationship

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This study employs action research to develop community service through university roles by applying the philosophy of sufficiency economy of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej to fulfill villagers' way of life. Participatory learning, seminar, field trip and supervision were employed for strategic plan. Data were collected by participatory observation, questionnaires and interviewing. The findings were explained by qualitative information. Village members perceived their needs in terms of self-reliance community based on participatory learning among university, local governmental organization and village members. The results of this study could be continuously promoted in terms of participatory and action learning based on the employment of the philosophy of sufficiency economy as well. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.) [Financial support for this research was provided by Mahasarakham University.]

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Author:Nuangchalerm, Prasart; Chansirisira, Pacharawit
Publication:ERIC: Reports
Article Type:Report
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2012
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