This is aimed to 1) determine the problematic issues regarding competencies development of Chinese language teachers, 2) determine the competencies of Chinese language teachers, and 3) proposes guidelines for competencies development for Chinese language teachers in secondary schools in the Eastern Economics Corridor (EEC) Area. The study involved 102 Chinese language teachers teaching 7th to 12th Grade in schools under the Secondary Educational Service Area Office in Chonburi, Rayong, and Chachoengsao for the first semester of academic year 2022. The experts in competencies development for Chinese language teachers were interviewed in a focus group discussion. Statistic data used in analyses include percentage, mean, standard deviation, and overall content analysis. The findings of the study are the following. 1) The problematic issues in competencies development for Chinese language teachers is considered moderately challenging. The challenges include their English language skills, skills needed in the 21st Century such as applying technologies in their classes, building a learning community, taking their students to real workplaces, lack of innovations in solving problems regarding their students, and having to work too many irrelevant tasks in addition to teaching. 2) Competencies of Chinese language teachers regarding the codes of ethics of teachers, student development, psychology, arts of teaching, linguistics, and research methodologies for student development are at a high level. Competencies regarding community relations to conduct a learning environment and their general competencies are in the middle level. 3) Guidelines to improve the competencies of Chinese language teachers are suggested as follows. 3.1) Enhance the awareness.
Phattharamanat Sritrakul, Burapha University, Thailand
About the Presenter(s)
Dr.Phattharamanat Sritrakul, is currently a lecturer of Department of Vocational Education and Social Development, Faculty of Education, Burapha University, Thailand. Her research interests are Comparative Education and Educational Administration.
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