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Ancient Buddhist Education [microform] / Susan Pollak
Bib ID 5451204
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Pollak, Susan
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1983 
29 p. 
Summary

Traditional Buddhist education centered solely around the monasteries, since the Buddhist world did not offer educational opportunities apart from its monasteries. All education, religious as well as secular, was controlled by the monks, and involved the initiation ceremony into the Buddhist Order, the education of the monk, the viharus or residential schools, the monk's instruction, course content, teaching methods, and public education including primary education and vocational education. The atmosphere of learning is best described in the Jakata stories, which contain historical and educational information. Buddhist educational practices varied in different countries and at different periods of time; specific examples are Buddhist education as practiced in Burma, Japan, and Tibet. The main features of the Buddhist educational system included the serving of the master (physically and emotionally) and the observance of the vows of chastity and poverty. Education was primarily oral and based on Buddhist scriptures; debate was a key feature. Many Buddhist teachers were wandering scholar-monks. A seven-page list of project research papers concludes the document. (RM)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).

ERIC Note: Paper from the Project on Human Potential. For other project papers, see SO 016 244-270.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Ancient History.  |  Buddhism.  |  Comparative Education.  |  Course Content.  |  Educational History.  |  Educational Practices.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Higher Education.  |  Public Education.  |  Religious Education.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Burma China (Tibet) Japan
Form/genre Historical Materials.  |  Reports, General.
Other authors/contributors Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education
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