Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)


Educational Leadership

Date of Award

December 1981


During the 1970's educational leaders in Thailand worked towards a plan to adopt population education at all levels in the educational system. At the time of this study, population education had been integrated into almost every level within the school system. Providing courses in population education at all school levels had increased the need for population teachers and instructional materials. The purposes of this study were: (1) to draw inferences about the suitability of contemporary population education teacher programs in Thailand for providing qualified teachers for secondary schools; (2) to provide basic information helpful in establishing programs in keeping with the educational needs of Thai secondary school teachers who would participate in population education. Specifically, the findings of this study should be useful in assisting those concerned with curriculum development in teacher training colleges and those engaged in teaching prospective teachers to determine more accurately the nature, scope, and organization of population education. (3) Finally, the population education curriculum guide would be developed as a curriculum resource for Thai secondary school teachers who would be teaching the course. A set of questions was developed, and specialists in the field of population education and family planning were asked to respond. Inferences for a population education program were drawn, based on the data received from the survey of specialists. The findings indicated that there were three tasks in developing a training program for population education teachers. These tasks focused on the curriculum areas needed in the population education program in Thailand at the time of the study. The activities that needed to be accomplished consisted of setting purposes and defining objectives, selecting and organizing learning experiences, and the internship. Based on the findings, the curriculum guide for secondary school population education teachers in the school system of Thailand was developed.

Document Type

Dissertation - unrestricted