Nuttiya Tantranont and Chayanon Sawatdeenarunat
Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 31, Issue 1, March 2023
Keywords: Energy and environment, human resource development, leadership, school management, strategies, sustainable development
Published on: 17 March 2023
Thailand emphasises encouraging all sectors to achieve their commitments to improving the quality of human life following the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. Therefore, educational institutions across the country must develop school management approaches to enhance the quality of education and prepare Thai society to meet global challenges. This research aims to contribute to global action by developing school strategies and leadership practices to help achieve the SDGs. The mixed method of SWOT and the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used to determine a suitable strategy for school accomplishment. In-depth interviews with school administrators were conducted to identify the leadership practices of school management. The results indicated an urgent need to equip human resources with knowledge and expertise in the energy field and the environment to teach students effectively. The five keys to leadership success in human resource development include goal setting, strategic budgeting, activity planning, achievement striving, and collaborative building. The school administrative strategies and leadership practices towards energy and environmental excellence developed in this study would be beneficial guidelines for school leaders in policy implementation for attaining SDGs. Contribution to SDGs would create a more sustainable world for all.
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