Buddhist Making Decision Model of Primary School Administrators in Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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Ven Minh Siripanno et al.


The objectives of this research are 1) to study the current state of decision-making of primary school administrators, 2) to study methods for developing Buddhist making decision of primary school administrators, 3) to propose a making decision model based on Buddhist principles of primary school administrators in The Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Mixed methods research has been used for research design. Quantitative research has used a population of 629 people, and qualitative data has been collected by interviewing 10 key informants and focus group discussion participated by 10 experts. Research results indicated that the current state of making decision of primary school administrators overall, administrators and teachers have opinions at a high level. In descending order is management seeks to understand the problems that arise in the administration, be able to analyze and correctly identify problems, and listen to the opinions of all participants to analyze the best options and decide on the best solution, putting the decisions into practice and evaluate them further. Methods for developing decisions according to the Buddhist principles of the executives indicated 5 making decision steps: 1) problem definition, 2) education, alternative approach, 3) selection of alternatives, 4) alternative compliance, 5) evaluation and correction of defects. A Buddhist making decision model of primary school administrators, in The Socialist Republic of Vietnam consists of 4 parts: Part 1 the lead part is the environment, both inside and outside the school, Part 2 the model consists of a work system, which is a 5-step making decision process namely, making decisions, knowledgeable, competent personnel with principles by integrating with the four Noble Truths, knowing the problem, knowing the root cause of the problem. Part 3, knowing how to solve problems and follow the correct solution. Part 4, conditions for success which depends on the context of management decisions.

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