Muban Chom Bueng Rajabhat University and philosophy of education for community development
The objectives of the research were to investigate the traditional form of the education of Muban Chom Bueng Rajabhat University regarding the community development, to analyze the model, and to finally propose educational management guidelines, so as to promote the community development in accordance with the university’s philosophy. The research was a qualitative research, exploring the history of the institute’s academic service given to the community, and empirically portraying its operation form from the past to the present.
The results of the study were discovered that the educational service had been shifted from a teacher training focus to be a broader service provision, characterized the new world’s educational paradigm from social structural changes. More new programs and courses were added and offered, to increase the university’s capacity and the number of students’ in admission. The new form also included weekend (extra) programs for bachelor degrees. In addition, the quality assurance system was incorporated to maintain and ensure that the university’s standards met its goals. Learning approach appeared to be learners’ center, where an individual learner had more autonomy to explore and manipulate his or her own knowledge gaining. That formation created an environment of intense competitiveness among universities. Instead of being the places to produce qualified human resources in teaching for communities, the universities used the scores of the quality assurance awarded by Office of Higher Education Commission as the tools to convey their high academic reputations and attract more students. Therefore, as a guideline base on the philosophy, it was recommended for the future education form of Muban Chom Bueng Rajabhat University to include the curriculum that focused directly on training for teaching professions to serve the actual demands of the local community. The characteristics of the form should be unique and clearly reflect the university’s philosophy. Otherwise, it would not be possible to regain its past reputation as a leading university in producing high quality teachers.