A Tracer Study on the Graduates of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education Programme in Lao PDR at Salavan Teacher Training College, Academic Year 2019-2020

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Litsamai Doungmala
Vanchai Bouakasi
Chanseema Khatthavong
Khamban Phimmachack
Chanthavone Keoboualapha
Onsa Vilavanh
Kongrat Nualpang

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The purpose of this study were: 1) to assess the graduates’ acquired and developed skills and competencies obtained from the programme at Salavan Teacher Training College (Salavan TTC); 2) to explore the employment situation of the graduates from the programme at Salavan TTC; and 3) to evaluate employers’ satisfaction regarding the graduates’ skills and competencies obtained from the programme at Salavan TTC. The target population in this study was eighty-eight graduates of B.Ed.in ECE programme at the Salavan TTC in the 2019-2020 academic year, and seventeen employers. The tools used to collect the data were two online questionnaires survey. Data analysis such as frequency, percentages, mean, standard deviations and correlation. The study found that the overall results of the skills and competencies that the graduates acquired during their study were assessed to be at the high level. The relationship between the curriculum and the employment, the survey found that the correlation between the graduates’ acquired skills and competencies from the programme and the required skills and competencies at work, was at the moderate level (ρ = 0.46). The graduates’ satisfaction level with their work was rated at the high level (μ = 4.13, σ = 0.57), and the employers rated their satisfaction with the graduates’ skills and competencies also at the high level (μ = 4.16, σ = 0.42).

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