Development of Local Curriculum on Community History in English: A Case Study of Ban Khokkhao Pattana Community, Khokmamuang Sub-district, Pakham District, Buriram Province

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สมยงค์ โสมอินทร์ จันทร์สุดา บุญตรี ภูริสา วัชเรนทร์วงศ์

Abstract

The aims of this study were 1) to examine problems in studying English of students at Ban Khokkhao Pattana School, Khokmamuang Sub-district, Pakham District, Buriram Province, 2) to develop English curriculum on community history, and 3) to evaluate the use of the curriculum. The population of this study consisted of members of Baan Khokkhao community, teachers and students at Ban Khokkhao Pattana School. The samples were composed of 40 community research volunteers, students from secondary school, and 40 community leaders, the elderly and community members, who have known well the history of the community. They were selected by using a purposive sampling method. The data were collected by using a questionnaire, focus group discussion, an English proficiency test, a satisfaction questionnaire. The quantitative data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics i.e., percentage, mean (), and standard deviation (S.D.) while the qualitative data were analyzed by using content analysis.


The result of the study revealed that:


  1. In the aspect of the importance of English, the result indicated a high level of the significance of English in teaching and learning; and the most important English skill was speaking, followed by listening which was also at a high level.

  2. For problems in studying English, it was found that the most problematic issue was the lack of vocabulary knowledge which was at the highest level, followed by the lack of knowledge in using vocabulary.

       3. The result revealed that English proficiency levels of the samples were as follows: 1) at the moderated level in which their scores were between 21-30 points (42.5 percent) from the total of 40 points, 2) at the low level in which their scores were between 11-20 points (37.5 percent), and 3) at the high level in which their scores were between 31-40 points (20.0 percent).


  1. It was also found that they needed English curriculum that contains topics about the community and can be used in daily life at a high level, followed by general topics from the internet which can be learned with ease.

  2. The samples reported a high level of satisfaction with the format and design of the curriculum in which illustrations that matched with the contents received the highest level; and they also conveyed a high level of satisfaction with the curriculum contents.

 

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Author Biographies

สมยงค์ โสมอินทร์

Mr. Somyong Som-In

English Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,

Buriram Rajabhat University

439 Jira Road, Muang District, Buriram Province 31000

Tel.: 080-500-0686  E-mail: bhumi_dog@hotmail.com

จันทร์สุดา บุญตรี

Miss Jansuda Boontree

English Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,

Buriram Rajabhat University

439 Jira Road, Muang District, Buriram Province 31000

Tel.: 088-594-0968  E-mail: bhumi_dog@hotmail.com

 

ภูริสา วัชเรนทร์วงศ์

Miss Purisa Watcharenwong

English Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,

Buriram Rajabhat University

439 Jira Road, Muang District, Buriram Province 31000

Tel.: 064-462-5032  E-mail: bhumi_dog@hotmail.com

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