THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RELIGIOUS CULTURE FOR PRATHOM LEVEL IN BAKONG PITTAYA SCHOOL PATTANI, THAILAND
This article was written to know more about the effort to maintain the Islamic identity and religion of Southern Thai Muslims in the middle of Buddhist authority and society. They maintain, express and symbolize their identity through some ways, one of them is through the Islamic school. The school can be the medium to reach it and internalize religious values as well. It can be the medium to influence the growth of religion sense, morals, and other aspects in order to maintain their faith. The aim of this research is to describe the implementation of religious culture in the prathom (elementary) level in Bakong Pittaya School Pattani, Thailand. The type of the research is field research. The data collecting method used in this study are observation, interview, and documentation. From the result of research, the writer found that the implementation of reaching religious culture is using the instructive sequential strategy through creating the religious atmosphere, values internalization, good example, habituation, and civilizing religious culture. Meanwhile, in civilizing religious culture, this school uses the power strategy with the reward-punishment approach and persuasive strategy with the habituation and exemplary approach. Moreover, there are 14 religious culture forms in the prathom level of Bakong Pittaya School, Pattani, Thailand.