ERIC Number: EJ613612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Contexts and Challenges of Educating Tibetan Children in the Diaspora.
Cultural Survival Quarterly, v22 n1 p24-26 Spr 1998
The Chinese occupation of Tibet destroyed the Tibetan monastic educational system, which had linked Buddhist education and Tibetan culture, and transformed Tibetans into a colonized indigenous population. Although there are 84 Tibetan schools in India, Nepal, and Bhutan, their curricula are based on each host country's centralized examination-dominated system, which makes the Tibetan goal of cultural preservation difficult. (TD)
Descriptors: Buddhism, Colonialism, Cultural Maintenance, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Refugees, Religious Education, Relocation
Cultural Survival, Inc., 96 Mt. Auburn St.,Cambridge, MA 02138 ($45.00/year; back issues $5.00 each, plus $2.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: China