International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Knowledge and Local Wisdom: Community Treasure
Miss Roikhwanphut Mungmachon

Education is school-based and ignores the importance of local knowledge and wisdom. In this age of globalization development focuses on economic growth. The purpose of this paper is to examine knowledge and local wisdom in communities with problems resulting from development. Results of this study are that people are going astray due to influences that enter and then spread within the communities. These influences cause many harsh environmental and social problems, including a loss of traditional knowledge and wisdom. Globalization has arrived and negative impacts are felt. This paper concludes that many of these communities are studying their problems, finding solutions, and are becoming strong again. They start by collectively studying their problems, recovering traditional wisdom and knowledge which remain, and integrating new knowledge. Problems get resolved and any further development is appropriate. These communities represent richness, and have positive environmental and societal impacts.

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