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APPLICATION OF BUDDHIST DOCTRINES IN SOCIAL STUDIES MANAGEMENT ON ANTI-CORRUPTION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THAILAND

PHITSANU HOMSOMBAT; POOLSAK HOMSOMBAT; SAARD POONNASORN; KANOKWAN PRACHANTASEN; SARINYA MARASRI; NANTANA SUPHABKHAM; NIRAJ RUANGSAN

The research aims at studying problematic conditions related to social studies learning management on anticorruption
(SSLM-AC) for first year secondary school students in Pangkhonwitthayakhomschool,
SakonNakhon province, and then creating and presenting the model of SSLM-AC based on Buddhist
doctrine for the students. This study was carried out utilizing mixed methodology research(quantitative and
qualitative) with participants (N = 140) and research tools including a questionnaire and an in-depth
interview. The research results revealed SSLM-AC based on Buddhist doctrine called ‘Four
Ghāravasadhamma (Pāli, Virtue for a Good Household Life)’ in overall was statistically rated at a high level.
The ways to promote the model was that (1) Honesty: teachers should use Focus Group Discussion together
with news, media or real-life situations for students to brainstorm and analyze the ways of anti-corruption;
(2) Taming: sometimes, teachers should demonstrate a case study in teaching; (3) Tolerance: teachers should
use a roleplay and ask students to analyze such roleplay together; (4) Liberality: teachers should employ
various instruction methods suitable to learning contents and leaners' background to educate them about anticorruption,
such as using a problem-solving technique, teaching by using the principles of Four Noble Truths
or jigsaw.

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