THE CONSTRUCTION OF CIVIC SUBJECTIVITY (HOME LOVING) OF STUDENTS IN SCHOOL
This research aimed to study the construction of civic subjectivity (home loving) of students in school who were able to determine themselves whether or not to be home-loving persons, which was one of the youth desirable characteristics. Analysis of the operation of the power to create one own identities at school characterized by the process of teaching and learning activities aimed at teaching students to love their homes. In order to do this, the researcher carried out the study by means of using the concept of confession in education to investigate the operation of power which contained both power technology and identity technology so as to create a sense of self or self-knowledge of the students to become knowledgeable persons who have love and care for their own homes. The researcher utilized an autobiographical method to investigate the students’lives reflecting on their experiences in constructing the subjectivity. Data was carefully collected by means of in-depth interviews from four Thai students from Thairath Witthaya School 83 (Banhuijod) where there was a process of teaching and learning activities to create youth as citizens/civil subjectivity. The data were analyzed by the grounded theory method. The research result found that confession operation allowed the students to learn how to clean by doing household choirs such as sweeping the house, mopping the house, washing clothes, and washing dishes which were regarded as effective action activities. These activities indicated that the students felt that they could become good persons by cleaning up to make their houses more beautiful.
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