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The purposes of this research were 1) to study the identity of Khuan Kreng Peat Swamp Community, 2) to survey the needs for improvement of occupation and service skills on tourism in Khuan Kreng Swamp Community, 3) to create a curriculum for improvement of occupation and service skills on tourism in Khuan Kreng Swamp Community. This research is Mix Method both Quantitative Research and Qualitative Research that aims to acquire finding regarding identity, problems and needs of Khuan Kreng Swamp Community to create local curriculum, which consists of 7 steps, namely 1) survey community area and study the needs, 2) select community researchers, 3) orientation and training community researchers, 4) study and assess situation, 5) visit area to study community preliminary information, 6) draft local curriculum, 7) criticize and improve curriculum. This research used research instrument consists of form of community survey and needs study, form of participation observation, form of group discussion and form of in-depth interviews with specific target groups whom are stakeholders and involved include representatives of community leaders, parents, teachers, students, school administrators, committee members, religion leaders, and local intellectuals. The results showed that
- Khuan Kreng Swamp Community has a peat swamp forest that has a clear identity in regard to be a source of complete natural resources, being a food source, especially Krajood that can be processed into products to generate income. In addition, the people in the community are good people, smart people, have patience, contain wisdom and being local intellectuals who use social dimensions to solve problems as well as teaching children to learn from real practice.
- Khuan Kreng Swamp Community is ready to provide accommodation to tourists, children are interested in inheriting and learning to Krajood basketry to help parents sell online, including bringing natural resources to cook food for tourists. The community has a need for a local curriculum that can improve occupation and service skills on tourism in Khuan Kreng Peat Swamp Community, amounting to 4 curriculums, classified into 3 ages as follows:
2.1 Curriculum for childhood includes curriculum for improvement of
occupation of Krajood basketry in Khuan Kreng Swamp Community and curriculum for online media usage to promote occupation in Khuan Kreng Peat Swamp Community.
2.2 Curriculum for middle-aged includes curriculum for improvement of occupation of adding value to local food in Khuan Kreng Swamp Community.
2.3Curriculum for adulthood includes a curriculum for homestay and services in order to promote identity tourism in Khuan Kreng Swamp Community.
- Important components of a curriculum for people of three ages in identity tourism area to improve the main and second occupation in Khuan Kreng Swamp Community, Cha-uat District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province are as follows:
3.1 The purpose of a curriculum for improvement of occupation of Krajood
Basketry in Khuan Kreng Swamp Community is to
3.2 The purpose of curriculum for online media usage to promote
occupation in Khuan Kreng Swamp Community is to expand network selling and increase product sales of people in the community, by the content regarding online selling, online selling techniques, website creation, product reviews and promotion.
3.3 The purpose of a curriculum for improvement of occupation of adding
value to local food in Khuan Kreng Swamp Community in order is to study, collect, analyze data, problems and obstacles in the selection of raw materials from natural resources of the community in each season, by the content regarding nutrition value knowledge, practice in selecting to use raw materials, food processing, seasoning and containers for adding value to food that will lead to identity creation for local food in Khuan Kreng Swamp Community.
3.4 The purpose of a curriculum for homestay and services in order to
promote identity tourism in Khuan Kreng eat Swamp Community is to promote people in the community to learn about home management in order to create occupation, generate income, create sustainable love and harmony, by the content regarding principles of hosting/service, management of peat swamp, ecotourism and homestay services.