Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Florida
This paper aims to understand
how a marginal group of people, especially parents
in a rural area in Thailand, defines and evaluates
the quality of their school. Although quality of
schooling is an elusive and complicated concept,
each stakeholder has a point of view on how to make
a good school. This is due to the fact that
education belongs to all parties in a society. A
qualitative approach was employed to grasp parents'
perspectives on the quality of schooling. Five
families in a rural area in a northern province in
Thailand participated in the study. Five
distinguishing aspects emerged: post schooling
success, immediate schooling success, teachers'
dedication, students' discipline, and the
relationship between school and community.
Assurance, Quality of Schooling, Educational