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Evans, Susan D. – 2000
A review of educational systems in ancient India and traditional Native America reveals that these cultures went beyond superficial, conventional, or rule-based morality and trained thoughtful, principled wisdom. Common characteristics that may have contributed to training character and creating moral citizens include: a strong sense of community;…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Ancient History, Community Role, Educational History
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Pattanayak, D. P. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
States that 99 percent of India's education budget is spent on formal education, which is not relevant to the needs of most Indians whose many languages and socioeconomic conditions require the traditional nonformal methods. Sharply criticizes others' emphasis on "elitist" imposition of uneconomic, one-language, formal educational…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Cultural Influences, Economic Development