This research aims to evaluate the operational performance of the Office of NonFormal and Informal Education (ONIE) based on the Non-Formal and Informal Education Promotion Act B.E. 2551 during 2008–2012. The samples were selected from personnel of ONIE and learning networks by means of the multiple-stage sampling method. The research instruments are: (a) a form used for recording operational results of related non-formal and information education; (b) an interview form to observe factors influencing the performance of ONIE; (c) an evaluation form to observe the factors linked to the operational results; and (d) a form to evaluate the relevancy between the organization structure and authority of ONIE and the performance and focus group discussion. The results showed that the performance of the ONIE cannot provide equal opportunity for people nationwide regarding non-formal and informal education opportunities, insufficient funding, and the number of partnership networks remains way too low. It is found that learners are able to focus more effectively on issues that interest them and that are essential for life quality enhancement. The problematic issues highlighted in the study are partially related to the organizational and authority structure of ONIE.
Charungkaittikul, Suwithida Ed.D.
"Transformation in Lifelong Education in Thailand,"
Journal of International and Global Studies: Vol. 8
, Article 4.
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