Abstract—The purpose of this research was to using the participatory action research involved in concept of the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) for developing fabric of Karen wisdom for the Royal initiatives in Kanchanaburi Border Patrol Police schools and cultural and security implications of students. Population were 11 border patrol schools in Kanchanaburi. Samples were by simple random sampling. The experiment groups were Sundaravej and Mitmonchon 2 Border Patrol Police schools, control group was Tilipa Border Patrol Police School.
Research methodology was based on 4 steps of participatory action research, basic information survey, planning, experiment and evaluation and summary.
The instruments used consisted of 1) Fabric of Karen Wisdom Test 2) The performance of Fabric of Karen Wisdom Test 3) Cultural assessment 4) Security assessment and 5) In-depth interview. Data analysis were mean, standard deviation, comparison between experiment and control group and content analysis. Found that:
1. Mean of Fabrics of Karen wisdom after experiment between experimental group and control group was statistically significant difference at 0.05 level.
2. Cultural assessment. Overall found that all average were at high levels. That was based on the research hypothesis.
3. The security assessment revealed that total average score was at moderate level.
Index Terms—Border patrol police school, fabric of karen wisdom, participatory action research, sufficiency economy philosophy.
Supaluk Satpretpry and Pornchai Nookaew are with Faculty of Education, Kanchanaburi Rajabhat University, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Khwanchai Praditsin is with Sundaravej Border Patrol Police School, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Supaluk Satpretpry, Pornchai Nookaew and Khwanchai Praditsin, "Using the Participatory Action Research Involved in Concept of the SEP for Developing Fabric of Karen Wisdom in Kanchanaburi Border Patrol Police School," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 149-153, 2019.