Ayabe, Tsuneo. Education and culture in a Thai rural community: a report of field research in Tambon Bang Khem, Thailand, (1970-1971)

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Editor's Foreword

Some Aspects Of Socialization Process In A Thai Rural Society, With A Special Reference To The Educational Functions Of Families And Buddhist Temples

1. Introduction

2. A Sketch Of Tambon Bang Khem

3. The Structure Of Families And Relatives

4. Families As Functional Groups Of Education

5. Characters And Functions Of Wat And School Committees

6. Summary And Conclusion


A Report On “rites Of Passage” In A Thai Rural Community — Especially A Case In Bang Khem —

1. Introduction: The Significance And The Viewpoints Of The Rites Of Passage In This Report

(1) The Conception And The Meaning Of The Rites Of Passage

(2) The “rites Of Passage” And The Viewpoints Of The Study Interpreted So Far

(3) On The Aim And The Concept Of This Paper

2. A Few Examples Of The Studies Of The “rites Of Passage” In Thai Culture

3. The Elementary School System And The Conscription System As The Examples Of The Modern Rites Of Passage

(2) The Development Of The Conscription System

4. The Rites Of Passage In Bang Khem

(1) Traditional Rites Of Passage

(i) The Rite At The Age Of Three Days

(ii) The Rite Of Hair Shaving — At The Age Of One Month

(iii) The Rite Of Topknot Cutting

(iv-a) The Buddhist Priesthood (in The Case Of Men)

(iv-b) Jufaj (in The Case Of Women)

(v) Marriage

(vi) Cremation

(2) Modern “rites Of Passage”

(i) Entrance To An Elementary School

(ii) Military Service

5. Conclusion



Values Held By Thai Rural Community Inhabitants

1. Problems

2. Procedure

3. Results

(1) Attributes Of The Subjects.

(2) Analysis Of Their Values

(2-i) Time-orientation

(2-ii) Desirable Ways To Live

(2-iii) Spatial Expansion Of Interests

(2-iv) Conditions Of Success In Life

(2-v) Thai People's Cognition Of Their Own National Character

(2-vi) The Image Of Desirable Leaders

4. Postulation

(1) Typification Of Value

(2) On The Socio-cultural Background Of Values

(3) Comparison With Phillip's Data And Some Methodological Comments

(4) On Our Further Investigation


Factors Causing Class Repeating In The Elementary Education In Thailand 1) - Particularly The Parents' Attitude On Education -

1. Problem

2. Basic Assumptions

3. Method

(1) Selection Of Repeaters

(2) Selection Of The Subjects

(3) Preparation Of The Questionnaire Form

(4) Procedure

4. Analysis Of The Data

(1) General Attributes Of The Subjects

(i) Aspiration Level In Schooling:

(ii) Social Norm Concerning Education:

(iii) Object Or Significance Of School Education:

(iv) Occupations Desired For Children:

(v) School Education As A Means To Enter The Desired Occupation:

(vi) Relative Sense Of Benefit Obtained From Attending School:

(vii) Absenteeism During The Busiest Farming Season:

(viii) Propensity To Intellectual Training:

(ix) Public Sanction To The Parents' Efforts To Send Children To Higher Schools:

(x) Involvement In School Education:

(xi) Attitude To Children's Social Mobility:

(xii) Opinion Leader About School Education:

5. Comparison Of The R-group And Nr-group

Let Us Examine These Three Categories One By One:

(a) Basic Assumptions Supported By The Data

(b) Basic Assumptions For Which No Significant Differences Were Found To Support Them

(c) Basic Assumptions Contradicted By The Data

6. Considerations

7. Conclusions



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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Education and culture in a Thai rural community: a report of field research in Tambon Bang Khem, Thailand, (1970-1971)

Published By: Original publisher Fukuoka, Japan: Kyushu University, Faculty of Education, Research . 1973. 16, 145 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication edited by Tsuneo Ayabe

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Central Thai (AO07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ethos (181); Cultural participation (184); Age stratification (561); General character of religion (771); Prophets and ascetics (792); Congregations (794); Social placement (851); Ceremonial during infancy and childhood (852); Education system (871);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document contains four articles by different authors on four different aspects of education and culture in Bang Khem TAMBON. The subjects of the articles are socialization, “rites of passage,” values, and elementary education.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 50

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ao07-050

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Collection

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1970-1971

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Educator-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Marlene Martin ; 1985

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1970-1971

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Bang Khem tambon, Petchburi changwat (province), Thailand

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Thais


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