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ERIC Number: ED261855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Philosophy of Hutterite Education.
Ediger, Marlow
The approximately 15,000 Hutterites living in the United States and Canada have a long history of development. Their founder, Jacob Hutter, became a martyr in 1536 in what is now Czechoslovakia. From Czechoslovakia, the Hutterites moved to the Ukraine in 1770 and to the United States in 1874. Hutterite philosophy emphasizes both modern and traditional ideas. Modern ideas permit the utilization and ownership of combines, tractors, trucks, telephones to communicate with other Hutterite communes and the outside world, as well as automobiles to transport people. Tradition resides in Hutterite systems of governing their people, language utilized on the bruderhof (commune), communal ownership of property, education of children, and religious beliefs to support their way of living. A central Hutterite belief is conscientious objection to participation in war. Hutterites wish to be segregated from the larger society and maintain their right to educate offspring as they see fit. Character development, morality, and christian ethics are highly significant in Hutterite education. Teachers live on the commune, serve as models to their pupils, and teach in a manner which is accountable to God. Hutterite formal education ends at age 16, but selected adults take high school and university correspondence courses. (NEC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Community
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States