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The Integration of Proverbs from Thai Didactic Literary Works for Secondary Students

Author(s): Suphapanyawut Kannika | Boonsom Yodmalee | Sunate Potisan

Journal: Journal of Social Sciences
ISSN 1549-3652

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 404;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Integration | proverbs | Thai didactic literary works | secondary school students

Problem statement: The integration of proverbs from Thai didactic literary works for secondary school students has been prepared for building the body of knowledge. The process of managing human thoughts in behaving and doing well can increase quality and efficiency to students in terms of mind, conscience and correct actions. (1) This article aimed to examine histories of the uses of Thai didactic proverbs (2) conditions of the uses of Thai didactic proverbs at present. (3) The integration of proverbs in Thai didactic literary works for secondary school students is a qualitative research study Approach: The research data documents and fieldwork, were collected in Roi-Et, Mahasarakham and Kalasin. Province by using a basic surveying, observations interviews and focused group dissension. The samples were 150 people. Results: The research findings were presented in from of descriptive analysis. For histories of the uses of proverbs in Thai didactic literary works, the proverbs aimed to teach people involving honesty, discipline; love of the country, religion and the king; grateful to people to whom you are obligated and attention to learning. The proverbs teach us to live sufficiently, to intend to study, to love Thainess and to have public awareness. The proverbs teach us to have good behaviors, to talk politely, to speak straightforward the purpose needed, to teach about beliefs, merits, deeds, black magic and magic, to teach about association with other people, to keep cool, not to be frightened easily and not to believe rumor and bad news. The proverbs teach about forgiveness perseverance, cultures, traditions which are good to everyone in the society so that they will live happily together to have love and unity. For the current conditions of the uses of Thai didactic literary works, they are used for teaching at schools only. After graduation from their schools, these people seldom study further to increase knowledge of proverbs. The teachings will be in the form of modern literary works by writing novels, short stories and writing verses. For the integration of proverbs from Thai didactic literary works for secondary school students, from the conditions of problems of studentsÂ’ learning the following are found. Not a small number of students are absent from class, cannot catch up with peersÂ’ learning, submit assignments late and do not pay attention to learning. They have problems of aggressive behaviors, improper sexual behaviors, drugs, game addiction, quarrels, extravagance, to mistake wrong for right, preference for using violence to judge problems and admire rich people although they are dishonest, preference for disruption, are fond of western culture and not love Thainess. Conclusion/Recommendations: The proverbs from Thai didactic literary works should be used for improving this problems in the daily life and to decrease different problems. Students will have sense awareness of thrift, perseverance in learning being people with, honesty, love of Thainess and Application of good Thai tradition and culture.
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