The purpose of this participatory action research was to develop a model of activity management based on work-integrated learning to enhance educational administrative leadership for graduate students, major in Educational Administration, educational program, Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University. This research was divided into four phases: 1) to study the problem conditions and guidelines, 2) to create a model and an instruction manual, 3) to verify and develop the efficiency of the model, and 4) to study the implementing results of the model. Key informants consisted of lecturers, graduate students, school administrators and educational administrators selected by purposive sampling according to the determined criteria in each step, 196 informants in total. Methods of collecting data were a roundtable discussion, a focus group discussion, a workshop, connoisseurship, and instruments used were a verification form, an evaluation form, a satisfaction questionnaire, and a record form. Data were analyzed by content analysis, frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and inductive summary.
The research found that 1) the problem conditions were unclear planning, performance, evaluation, and reporting. The guidelines were integrated in learning management, development activities, project development and cultivation; 2) the creation of a model consisted seven components whereas an instruction manual consisted eight components; 3) the verification of the model and instruction manual concerned the suitability and feasibility which were higher than the determined criteria; and 4) the results of the implementing was appropriate to the school administration and the educational administrators passed the criteria and were satisfied with the overall use at the highest level.
Keywords: Educational Leadership, Activity Management, Work-Integrated Learning
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