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The purposes of this article were 1) to study the state of Buddhist propagation competency, 2) to develop a model of Buddhist propagation competency development, and 3) to propose Buddhist propagation competency development model of administrative monks in Sangha Administration Region 17. Mixed methods research was designed with 3 phases. Phase I was to study the state of Buddhist propagation competency using questionnaires to survey 234 monks. Data were analyzed by using percentage, mean and standard deviation. Phase II was to develop the model using interview with 15 key informants and content analysis was used for the analysis. Phase III was to propose the model and 9 experts were attended at focus group discussion, and data was analyzed by content analysis. Results showed that 1) the state of Buddhist propagation competency consisted of 3 aspects which were knowledge, skills, and personal characteristics. Overall level of practice was at high level. 2) There were 5 components in a model of Buddhist propagation competency development of administrative monks in Sangha Administration Region 17 which were (1) principles, (2) objectives, (3) procedure, (4) process development applying the threefold training as Buddhist principle encouraging the propagation competency development compose of content, objective, learning management, teaching media, activities, method of development and assessment, and (5) learning assessment. 3) Buddhist propagation competency development model of administrative monks in Sangha Administration Region 17 was appropriate in competency development for contribution of happiness to communities and Thai society.
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