Guidelines For the Development of Teaching Profession Competency of Secondary School Teachers Under the Office of Savannakhet Provincial Education and Sports Service, Lao People’s Democratic Republic
This study aimed to examine the need of teaching competency development thus developed guidelines based on
the teaching profession competency of secondary school teachers under the office of Savannakhet Provincial Education and
Sport Service, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Researchers utilized mixed mode method using survey and focus group
discussion design. A total of 313 samples were selected from57 schools with a total population of 1,749 teachers. Modified
Priority Needs Index was used to measure the needs of the development of teaching profession competency. Findings of first
phase of this study revealed that there are three aspects of needs of teaching profession competency development namely
knowledge about the learners, teachers’ teaching capability, and qualifications and professional ethics with the Modified PNI
ranging from 0.53 to 0.67. The second phase of the findings regarding the guidelines for the teaching profession competency
development indicated that teachers should organize appropriate learning activities to fulfill the special needs of each learner,
teachers should apply knowledge about ICT to learning activities, and school should organize activities that show mutual
respect among learners. Finally schools are recommended to practice educational policy to inculcate proper consciousness by
reciting the Buddhist teachings.
Index Terms— Guidelines, Priority Needs, Teaching Profession Competency.