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Dr. Stephen Cobb
Having a strong interest in both education and cultural identity, I decided to study how these two factors interact. In addition, I was planning on studying in Thailand during the Spring Semester of 2004. Historically, education has been used as a method of cultural assimilation and I wanted to see what the function and consequence of education in Thailand were and specifically what effect the Thai education has on tribal Karen children. Therefore, I decided to combine these interests and opportunities and thus came to my thesis question: How does the Thai formal education system affect the cultural identity of the Karen hill tribe children of Thailand?
Hartman, Cassandra, "The Effect of Thai Public Education on the Cultural Identity of Karen Tribal Children" (2005). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 297.