Lkhagvamaa Baatar, Narantuya Mend, Myagmarsuren Boldbaatar
Abstract: The study is designed to assess current status and factors of the students knowledge, skills and attitude of and towards traditional customs with the utmost goal to direct national educational policy on Mongolian youth in the emerging globalized era. According to the findings, it is imperative for any nation to embrace customs, traditions that derive from daily life and education is considered a key tool to achieve the above goal. The research question is to what extent the national curriculum supports such inter- curriculum issues as youth knowledge and skills on the traditional customs and what are the factors of its successful implementation. The research framework covers the study of the students academic performance in the area of traditional customs by developing test, task, content analysis of the curriculum and the textbook analysis, parents, teachers and schools factors as well. Totally 3, 095 students, 17 secondary schools of Ulaanbaatar city and regions covered. The result shows that poor performance of the students knowledge, skills and attitude towards tradition is directly connected to the national curriculum, such factors as an identified skill on the traditions [Sig=.000] and devoted time [Sig=000]. Results of the analysis of the supporting factors such as number of the textbook assignments [Sig=.005], teachers knowledge of the traditions [Sig=.000], parents acknowledgment on the traditional customs [Sig=.002], as well as schools policy on the extracurricular activities planning and implementation, shows its correlation too. The survey showed that overall management of the cross-curriculum knowledge and skills should be improved.
Keywords: students, knowledge, skills, attitude, traditions