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Submission date

29 March 2023 at 10:58:47 am

First name

I Ketut Trika Adi

Last name




Ganesha University of Education





I Ketut Trika Adi Ana is an assistant professor at Ganesha University of Education, Singaraja. He completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in English education at the Ganesha University of Education. Apart from teaching, he is also active in research and has presented his research results at international conferences in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Hong Kong. The research being conducted focused on several topics, namely the development of learning by utilizing technology, learning English for special needs, and language change. Some of his research results have also been published in accredited national journals and reputable international journals. Apart from being a writer, since 2022, he has also been active as a reviewer in international Scopus-indexed journals. Besides that, he is also active as a practitioner in developing non-formal educational institutions (Courses and Training Institutes) and formal Hindu religious institutions (Widya Pasraman).

Paper title

Balinese Folklore vs. Western Folklore from Balinese Alpha Generation and Their Parents' Perspectives


Balinese Folklore, cultural shift, mixed-method, Western Folklore


As an international tourist destination, English has a crucial role for the people of Bali. This makes many parents proud when their children master English, even though they are starting to leave Balinese. Since Folklore is essential to maintaining language and culture, this research aims to identify the existence of Balinese Folklore compared to Western Folklore. This research used a mixed-method approach and followed a sequential exploratory design. First, this research was conducted using a quantitative approach to find out the existence of Balinese Folklore compared to Western Folklore. Researchers distributed tests to 200 elementary school students to measure the knowledge of the Balinese alpha generation on Balinese Folklore and Western Folklore. The collected data were analyzed quantitatively using the t-test. Second, the research was continued by distributing a questionnaire and interviewing 100 parents of students. The data collected from the questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and the data from the interviews were analyzed qualitatively using an interactive data analysis model. The test results found that the Balinese alpha generation knows more about western Folklore than Balinese Folklore. The questionnaire supported these results, which showed that the student's parents told their children more about western than Balinese Folklore. From the results of the interviews, it was found that they did this in the hope that their children would master English more quickly. However, many parents feel that Balinese Folklore is also essential. However, because they feel that their Balinese language skills are not good enough to convey Balinese Folklore, they rarely or do not tell Balinese Folklore. Apart from that, the existence of YouTube, which makes it easier for parents and children to access western Folklore, also contributes to a stronger position of western culture than Balinese Folklore.


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