Monitoring and Evaluation to Develop Preliminary Rice Cultivation Curriculum of the School of Rice and Farmers, Rice Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand

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Owat Yinglap, Pakkapong Poungsuk, Piyanard Junlek, Orachos Napasintuwong


This study aimed to monitor and evaluate outcomes of the preliminary rice cultivation curriculum of the School of Rice and Farmers, Department of Rice, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. The sample group in this study included 159 farmers obtained by simple random sampling. A set of 5-scale-rating questionnaires was used for data collection and analyzed content analysis and descriptive statistics. Also, F-test was used for the comparison of a level of adequacy in lecture/practice hours. Results of the study were as follows: 1) Most of the respondents were male, 46-56 years old, bachelor’s degree holders rice farmers, and business owners. They perceived that the adequacy in, lecture/practice hours were at a moderate level (6 subjects) and could be utilized at a high level. However, rice growing, nutrient analyses, and fertilizer application was found at a moderate level. and 2) It was found that the difference in a level of adequacy in 5 lecture classes an 1 practice class had no effect on a level of utilization except the difference in Accounting for a Sustainable Farm subject based on theory/lecture class had an effect on the a difference in a level of utilization with a statistical significance level at .01. Meanwhile, the difference in a level of adequacy in practice hours of nutrient analyses and fertilizer application had an effect on the level of the difference in utilization with a statistical significant level at .05

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