Asian Review

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This paper examines the impact of Thai education on ethnic culture through a case study of the Muser in Amphoe Mae Sot, Tak Province, Thailand. It also studies the process of culture preservation, integration and assimilation of Muser hill people through formal, non-formal and informal education. The study finds that besides knowledge conveyed in central Thai language, Thai identity is inculcated in students through Buddhist teaching, mainstream ethical and moral values, and nationalist ideology. Elements of Muser traditional culture such as cuisine, music, folklore, religion, language and costumes are maintained less by young Muser in comparison with their seniors.



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