A Model of Local Wisdom Transference Pertaining to the Making Palm Juice at Ban Paknam, Chachoengsao

Abstract

This qualitative research aimed to study and develop a model of transferring local wisdom concerning how to make sugar palm juice at Ban Paknam, Chachoengsao Province, Thaland. The research sample consisted of local people of a village in Paknam Sub-District, Bangkhla, Chachoengsao, which two local experts conveyed the knowledge of making sugar palm juice, 16 trainees who were members of the agricultural group, the Head of the village and the community developer of Paknam Municipality. Data and information were collected using document analysis, in-depth interviews, focus group discussion, and participatory action research. The local wisdom concerning how to make sugar palm juice at Ban Paknam, Chachoengsao province had been done and transferred from generation to generation for a very long time, since 1934. There were six ways to transfer the knowledge of making sugar palm juice in the community, i.e., from the family, following models from neighbors, self-practice, from government agencies, and from schools. It was found that the model of knowledge transfer consisted three principles, i.e., a community based model, the learning process, and knowledge management. From this research and development, the model of transferring local wisdom how to make sugar palm juice was obtained and a community enterprise was initiated called "The Palm Juice Village" to reinforce and strengthen the community economically and socially. Finally, through this model, the local wisdom would be retained within the community.



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Phochet Thamsirikhwan, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand

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Conference: ACSS2013
Stream: Social Sciences

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