The Transfer Process of Tai Tham Lanna

Wallop Maneechedta

Abstract


This article is part of a research project entitled  is to study the development and process of interpreting the Tai ThamLanna Scriptsfrom the past to present  to investigate the factors and conditions of learners, teachers and communities that support the interpretation of Tai ThamLanna Scripts. This research was conducted through the qualitative research method by gathering data from documents, interview and observe learners and teachers that participated and non – participated. All data were analyzed and sum up with the descriptive manner.  The research found that the development and process of transferring theTai ThamLannaScripts depended on the Buddhist monasteries. In the past, Buddhist monasteries played the important role of transferring the Tai ThamLanna Scripts through the process of ordination in Buddhism to organize education under the supervision of the monks.Most of the content is focused on religion, ritual, and belief. In addition, most of the classes focus on literacy for the purposes of researching history. After the educationalreform in 2442 B.E, the Lanna Kingdom received a modern education system. Thus, the monasteries reduced the role of literary education.The current conservation derives from

people who have a passion for the values and concerns of the Lanna language.The transferring of Tai ThamLanna Scripts is provided by organizations and individuals i.e. Buddhist monasteries, traditional healers, ex monks, parent-teachers, local scholars and Chiang Mai University.

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