Development of Educational Administration Innovation according to Buddhist Principles

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Phrakruwirojkanchanakhet et al.


This academic article aimed to propose educational administration model according to Buddhist principles derived from the development of educational administration innovation according to Buddhist principles. Documentary study was used and data were analyzed by using content analysis based on the consistency of Buddhist principles related to educational administration consisted of 3 principles which are the principle of self-control, principle of possession of people, and principles of occupation. Results showed that Buddhism is a religion of wisdom and the practice of all doctrines, mention the truth according to the natural law that the students must use wisdom in study and practice at the same time. The Buddhist principles in Buddhism consist of moral and ethical principles, focusing on being up to the truth of the world and the present life. Innovation or a model for educational administration according to the Buddhist principles are applied in management, both in self-administration of the executives, personnel management, and administration in educational institutions. Therefore, educational administration model was developed based on the teachings of the Lord Buddha that was being applied the management and operation for maximum benefit which composed of 2 important principles, namely 1) Four sublime states of mind (Brahma Viharn IV), and 2) Ten virtues of the King (Tasaphithrajadhamma X). These two important principles are applied for educational administration in Thai educational institutes.

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