LOCAL WISDOM IN SIRIBAN AND THE IMPACT ON THE KADAZANDUSUN SOCIETY FORMATION

Rosliah Kiting

Abstract

Siriban or metaphor is one of the local wisdoms that is often used to provide education to the Kadazan community. Siriban is mostly still in the form of oral tradition and dominated by elderly people. Therefore this study was conducted to collect Siriban through fieldwork and then conducted an analysis to see local wisdom to focus on the values contained in Siriban education and impact on the formation of the younger generation of Kadazan. Analysis of the data found that Siriban have educational value of local wisdom that can provide awareness and consciousness to a person thus changing the negative attitude into a positive. As a result of this awareness and consciousness will have an impact on the formation of a generation that has humility, diplomacy, patience, tolerance, respect, courtesy, rational and wisdom. This makes Siriban suitable as teaching and learning materials because the education value is capable in realizing the goals of the National Education Philosophy to produce a generation with good character and personality as well as balanced in terms of physically and spiritually.

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