Tracer Study of the Graduates of the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education (B.Ed. in ECE) Programme in Ban Keun Teacher Training College, Academic Year 2019-2020

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Chanhthamala Southammavong
Chansamone Phonthavong
Khampoun Kounlavong
Amphai Inthalangsi
Touy Sengvanphen
Manivanh Phommalin
Thanva Phommakeng
Wimonrat Chaturanon
Vichit Suratruangchai

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The objectives of the study were to: 1) assess the graduates’ acquired and developed skills and competencies obtained from the programme; 2) explore the employment situation of the graduates of the programme; and 3) evaluate employers’ satisfaction regarding the graduates’ skills and competencies obtained from the programme. The population consists of 55 graduates, and 16 employers. The instruments for this data collection were two online questionnaires. Data analysis were frequency, percentages, mean, standard deviations and correlation. The study found that : 1) the graduates’ opinion was that the skills and competencies that they acquired during their study were at the high level (μ = 4.07, σ = 0.46), furthermore the relationship between the graduates’ acquired skills and competencies from the programme and the required skills and competencies at work is at a quite high level (ρ = 0.75), 2) the graduates’ employment situation and working status were employed 72.7 percent, most of them (87.50 percent) are private school teachers, and most of them are employed as full-time employees (92.50 percent) , and 3) the employers’ satisfaction with the graduates’ skills and competencies found that their overall satisfaction with the graduate’ skills and competencies is at the high level (μ = 4.40, σ = 0.43).

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