Forget password?

Advance Search
  •   Background and Rationale

    To develop the ethnic groups database where systematized research data are available online and can be made use of by interested parties or individuals, following the subjects or topics of their interests, and thus making it easier for them to sum up the essential points necessary for further in-depth studies. 


    S'gaw youth at Mowakee Chaingmai

    Less savings. Much to share.

    S'gaw's proverb
    Mowakee Chaingmai

    Salak Yom Festival
    Pratupha Temple

    Sea as Home of Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen

    Rawai beach Phuket Thailand


    Computer class of S'gaw students
    Mae La Noi , Maehongson

    Khaw Rai (Rice)
    produced from rotational farming
    Li Wo, Kanchanaburi


    S'gaw woman at Hin Lad Nai village

    Fermented Beans

    Important ingredient of Tai


    Phlong(Pwo) woman

    Li Wo village

    Boon Khaw Mai rite

    Phlong at Li Wo


    Little Prince of Tai

    Ordination in Summer of Tai boys


    Boys are ordained as novice monks

     Poi Sang Long is the tradition of the Tai. 

    Be novice monk to learn Buddhism


    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
    at Wat Chong Kam Chong Klang
    Maehongson Thailand

    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang

    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
  •   Smile

    Smile in problems
    Urak  Lawai at Rawai Phuket
  •   Hybrid




  Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
Ethnic Groups Research Database
Sorted by date | title


Subject Prai, culture, language, education, literacy, school, Nan, Thailand
Author Jordan-Diller, Kari
Title Program Planning Inside Out: Understanding Prai Perspectives on Education and Culture.
Document Type Thesis Original Language of Text -
Ethnic Identity - Language and Linguistic Affiliations Not specified.
Location of
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre Library Total Pages 188 Year 2008
Source A Dissertation Presented in Partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy, Arizona State University.

The author was interested in understanding the planning context of a literacy program based on the cultural perspectives of the Prai in order to develop a Prai literacy curriculum in school (pp. 7-8). The author noted that attending schools of Prai children, where Standard Thai is the medium of instruction, worried the ethnic group as they felt they could lose their cultural and linguistic identity. This was because the goals of education were not congruent with their ethnic cultural values. Schools perceived the ethnic language and culture negatively and these issues needed to be addressed. Maintaining their language and culture would be difficult when encountering strong social pressures. The change of the national education policy in 1999 allowed ethnic languages to be taught in school. Nevertheless, most Thai teachers could not speak minority ethnic languages and were not familiar with their cultures. Therefore, they were unable to integrate local knowledge in class. Education thus could not bring Prai children into the system because the children and their parents realized that formal education was not so relevant to their ethnic life. This work was based on various perspectives, e.g., the Prai, school teachers and state officers interested in the development of the Prai language. It was noted that for the Prai language curriculum to become successful, it must be in line with the needs of Prai children (pp. iii-iv).

Text Analyst Athita Suntharothok Date of Report Jun 08, 2019
TAG Prai, culture, language, education, literacy, school, Nan, Thailand, Translator -


  Thai Museums Database
The Inscriptions in Thailand Database
Thailand Anthropological Archive Database
Thailand archaeology Database
Siam Rare Books
Ethnographic Film Database
ICH Learning Resources
Anthropological News Clipping
Main menu
Ethnic Group Research
Ethnic Organizations
About us
Main menu
  Background and Rationale
Project Members
Contact us

ศูนย์มานุษยวิทยาสิรินธร (องค์การมหาชน) เลขที่ 20 ถนนบรมราชชนนี เขตตลิ่งชัน กรุงเทพฯ 10170 
Tel. +66 2 8809429 | Fax. +66 2 8809332 | E-mail. 
สงวนลิขสิทธิ์ พ.ศ. 2549    |   เงื่อนไขและข้อตกลง