Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

Collaborative network management for enhancing quality education of primary schools

Wisithsak Chaikoed*
  • Wisithsak Chaikoed*
  • Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand.
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Chaiyuth Sirisuthi
  • Chaiyuth Sirisuthi
  • Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand.
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Kochaporn Numnaphol
  • Kochaporn Numnaphol
  • Faculty of Education, Roi Et Rajabhat University, Roi Et, Thailand.
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  •  Received: 09 June 2016
  •  Accepted: 07 February 2017
  •  Published: 23 March 2017

Abstract

This research aims to study the network and collaborative factors that enhance quality education of primary schools. Different methods were used in this research work: (1) Related approaches, theories, and research literatures and (2) Scholars were interviewed on 871 issues in the form of questionnaire, and the collaborative network factors were verified by 10 experts. Confirmative factor analysis was used for the data analysis. Findings revealed that there were 8 major network factors: (1) reciprocal interaction; (2) common vision; (3) participation; (4) trustworthiness; (5) common awareness development; (6) commitment development; (7) common activity participation, and (8) common decision making. These will be used by educators for planning and collaborative network management in schools.

Key words: Primary school, collaborative network, factors analysis.