A Curriculum Evaluation of the Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Thai Language for Foreigners, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Kasem Bundit University

  • krit Witthawassamrankul
Keywords: Curriculum Evaluation, Thai Language for Foreigners, CIPP Model

Abstract

The objectives of this research were to evaluate the curriculum of the Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Thai Language for Foreigners, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Kasem Bundit University, Thailand regarding Stufflebeam’s CIPP Model as 1) Context Evaluation (C) 2) Input Evaluation (I) 3) Process Evaluation (P) and 4) Product Evaluation (P). The key informants in the research were 32 current, 8 graduated students and 5 instructors. The research instruments were questionnaires. The statistical procedures for data analysis were percentage, mean, standard deviation and content analysis. The research found that overall the curriculum was evaluated at a highest level (Mean = 4.42). The students meet the curriculum objectives. They like the environment that encourages them to learn Thai language and culture. They can apply the knowledge which they gained in the workplace. The students were satisfied with instructors as input of the program. They appreciate the learning management process that combines both theories and practice, including Thai language and cultural activities. In the output, the graduated students rated at the highest level. They informed that they could use the knowledge of Thai language in workplaces in both Thailand and China.

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Published
2018-06-25
Section
Research articles