Development of Learning Source for Community Leaders to Support the Development in the 21st Century

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Chollada Pongpattanayothin
Kulsirin Aphiratvoradej
Buranajit Kaewsrimol
Tachaya Wanabovorndej
Kanyawan Kamnedsin
Waranya Kitiwongwattanachai


The objectives of this research were to study the needs of community leaders, to develop appropriate learning sources for community leaders and to assess the satisfaction of community leaders towards the use of learning sources to support 21st century development by using research areas at U-Thong Dawarawadee Center, Sa Yai Som Sub-district, U-Thong District, Suphan Buri Province. Population and sample were community leaders. The research instruments were a questionnaire survey of community leaders' needs and the satisfaction assessment of community leaders toward the use of learning sources. The research findings are as follows: The most demand for types of learning sources was digital media and information services institution, the most demand for contents was social sciences and technology or applied science, the most demand for services and activities was building venues for organizing meetings, academic activities, or other community activities. The development of learning sources was proceeded by developing facilities equipment and collection development. The community leaders satisfaction assessment was emphasized on the use to serve as an academic community activity. It was found that learning source was beneficial for physical and mental development at the highest level on both sides.


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