A Tracer Study of Graduates of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education Program at Luangprabang Teacher Training College, Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Main Article Content

Phoneapasuerth Bounanphonh
Phatthana Sythakham
Somchit Sysouphan
Bounlai Phanthong
Chaiphone Senbounxeuane
Phetsamone Sukavisay
Wattanaporn Jaturanon
Suntorn Bumrerraj

บทคัดย่อ

A tracer study is a study that can effectively evaluate the effectiveness of a higher education program in order to improve and ensure its quality. This tracer study aimed to assess the competency and skills that graduates of the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education (B.Ed. in ECE) at Luangprabang Teacher Training College (TTC) acquired from the program and investigate the employment status of the graduates of the program as well as the satisfaction of the graduates' employers. This study employed a quantitative research approach with a survey research design. Participants were sixty-eight graduates from the 2019-2020 academic year and their thirty-three respective employers. Two questionnaires were developed to evaluate graduates' program-acquired competency and skills, discover graduates' employability, and examine graduates' and their employers' satisfaction. The findings indicate that the graduates acquired adequate skills and competencies offered by Luangprabang TTC, and they are able to apply the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the program to their present jobs. Their level of satisfaction with the program's learning environment, facilities, and TTC support is relatively high. The majority of graduates are currently employed as teachers in schools (61.76 percent), and 76.19 percent can find employment within three months. Current employment is relevant to the program's curriculum. Employers are extremely satisfied with the abilities and capabilities of the graduates. However, the suggestions provided by employers should be taken into account so that future graduates are more aware and competent in research skills, professional skills, communication skills, and classroom management in order to meet the needs of the institution and society.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

How to Cite
บท
บทความวิจัย

References

Almejas, B. C., Marasigan, J. C., Morante T. A., Lim E. J. A., Catuday, R. A. (2017, September 21-22). Teacher Education Graduates: A Tracer Study [Paper presentation]. International Conference on Law, Business, Education and Corporate Social Responsibility (LBECSR-17), the Philippines. https://doi.org/10.17758/URUAE.UH09171010

Andari, S., Setiawan, A. C., Windasari, & Rifqi, A. (2021). Educational Management Graduates: A Tracer Study from Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia. IJORER : International Journal of Recent Educational Research, 2(6), 671–681. https://doi.org/10.46245/ijorer.v2i6.169

Cornillez Jr., E. E. C., Caminoc, S. R. T., Basas, B. R., Militante Jr., B. T., & Paler, R. R. (2021). Tracer Study of Teacher Education Graduates of the Eastern Visayas State University-Tanauan Campus, Philippines. European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, 2(3), 186–193. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.3.143

Department of Teacher Education. (2012). The Early Childhood Teacher Education Curriculum. Lao PDR: Ministry of Education and Sports.

Department of Teacher Education. (2019). The Early Childhood Teacher Education Curriculum, Revised 2019. Lao PDR: Ministry of Education and Sports.

Odame, L., Osei-Hwedie, B., Nketsia, W., Opoku, M. P., Arthur, B. N. (2021). University preparation and the work capabilities of visually impaired graduates in Ghana: A tracer study. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 25(11), 35-50. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2019.1609102

Pentang, J. T., Perez, D. R., Cuanan, K. H., Recla, M. B., Dacanay, R. T., Bober, R. M., Dela Cruz, C. E., Egger, S. P., Herrera, R. L., Illescas, C. M., Salmo, J. M., Bucad, Jr., M. L., Agasa, J. V., & Abaca, N. A. A. (2022). Tracer Study of Teacher Education Graduates of Western Philippines University - Puerto Princesa Campus: Basis for Curriculum Review and Revision. International Journal of Multidisciplinary: Applied Business and Education Research, 3(3), 419–432. https://doi.org/10.11594/ijmaber.03.03.12

Schomburg, H. (2003). Handbook for Tracer Studies. Germany.

Schomburg, H. (2016). Carrying out tracer studies: Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs. Volume 6. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Sharma, D. (2014). Position of JMC Graduates: A tracer study. Janapriya Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 3(1), 23-33. https://doi.org/10.3126/jjis.v3i0.17894