Innovative Curriculum Development for Vocational Skill Enhancement and Learning Solution for Underprivileged Youths Using Community Learning Resources

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Duanpenporn Chaiphugdee

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        This research on the curriculum development for vocational skill enhancement and learning solution for the underprivileged youths using community learning resources aims to
1) Study basic information regarding curriculum development 2) Design and develop the curriculum 3) Implement in using the curriculum 4) Evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum 5) Expand the results in applying the curriculum. The target group in this research includes underprivileged youths in education. The tools used in the research consist of the curriculum of vocational skill development and solving of learning problems, the user manual, and the learning management unit. The data obtained are analyzed by examining the suitability of the curriculum and it is found that 1) results in studying fundamental information reveal that a career-focused curriculum should be developed 2) curriculum development results are of high quality and with an efficiency value of 82.40/92.39 3) results of the curriculum experiment revealed that the youths are capable of creative problem-solving. And the average value of professional characteristics is at a high level. 4) For the effectiveness of the curriculum with respect to course documents, manuals, and learning management units, all are appropriate and consistent with practical uses at the highest average level. As for learning outcomes, it is found that youth with educational unprivileged youths have skills in solving vocational learning problems at a high level. 5) As for the results of the curriculum expansion, in terms of learning outcomes, the youth have creative learning skills while vocational characteristics in the learning are found to be at a high level.

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