Academic journal article International Education Studies

The Development of a Secondary School Health Assessment Model

Academic journal article International Education Studies

The Development of a Secondary School Health Assessment Model

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Abstract

The objective of this research was to: 1) involved a survey of information relating to secondary school health, 2) involved the construction of a model of health assessment and a handbook for using the model in secondary school, 3) develop an assessment model for secondary school. The research included 3 phases. (1) involved a survey of information relating to secondary school health, which was performed by analyzing the approach and reviewing the related literature. The phase also involved synthesizing the factors associated with health in secondary school. (2) involved the construction of a model of health assessment and a handbook for using the model in secondary school. (3) the health assessment model for secondary school was applied to large, medium, and small schools to evaluate the model's validity. In addition, the assessment model was evaluated based on its utility, feasibility, propriety, and accuracy.

The research findings suggested the following:

1) The health assessment model for secondary school consisted of 4 major factors, 13 sub-factors, and 68 indicators.

2) The health assessment model for secondary school was deemed by experts to have content validity.

3) The health assessment model for secondary school was considered to have high levels of utility, feasibility, propriety, and accuracy. Considering each aspect, it was found that the aspects of utility, feasibility, propriety, and accuracy, were "High" for every aspect.

Keywords: model development, health assessment model for secondary school

1. Introduction

Current high school No forms to assess the health of the school. The researchers are interested in developing an assessment model for secondary school.

School Healthy was a school implementation climate as a concept which could explain the important variables I measuring the school effectiveness. The study of Health or Organizational Health in school level based on Hoy et al. (1991) statement that the school healthy was the working situation according to necessary responsibility of school in Institution Level, Management Level, and Technical Level as perceived by the administrators and teachers. The Organization worked in all of 3 levels as: 1) the Institution Level, 2) the Management Level, and 3) the Technical Level with coordination being able to express the need to cause the school to be successful. In the study of Organizational Healthy of Mile (1965), it was stated that if one want to compare the organization or school as human body, it could be considered from situation of school work practice, and working by various systems inside the body including many systems. Each organ was responsible for itself if the organs or systems could be able to work efficiently.

Therefore, the organizational assessment was revision of responsibility and development of the whole system of work practice which could follow up and investigate performance occurred by using technique and method in organizational development. In addition, it was a mechanism stimulating the working by staffs in organization as well. It was necessary for the assessment to determine the assessment implementation plan in advance. In this way, the evaluator would determine it as a guideline for assessment. If the organization was viewed in a complex system including important variables as the organizational structure, people and society, work and activity, and technology. These variables had to be related with organizational goal as a major direction leading to success. So, the organization had to improve throughout the time in order to keep pace with the continuous changes of environmental condition or incidence (Bhuddaprasert, 1999).

Nowadays, the organizational assessment was accepted in various organizations of Thailand including both of public sector, and private sector as the rationale or approach of management for a long time, a responsibility of administrators. But, after self-assessment of organization based on assessment criterion, the organization would specify its strong point as well as opportunity to improve itself for ranking the order of significance in organizational improvement (The Office of Official System Development (OSD), 2007, p. …

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