ERIC Number: EJ698821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
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Old Order Amish Philosophy of Education.
Education, v125 n3 p422 Spr 2005
The Old Order Amish in the societal arena provides a philosophy of education which is unique and worthy of study.They tend to have a minimal of problems when making comparisons with other sub cultures in society. Drug abuse, pregnancy among unwed mothers, crime, alcoholism, thievery, and other forms of anti-social behavior appear to be at a very low level. This is not to say it is a utopia, since any culture has problems to solve. Approximately, one fourth of their young people tend to leave the Old Order Amish community. A more recent major problem is to determine a vocation other than farming which traditionally has been a main stay among the Old Order Amish (OOA). Low farm prices for agricultural crops and livestock has forced them to readjust life styles to new jobs and vocations without sacrificing core values such as a strong family life style whereby the mother and father together with their children are closely bonded in working together as a unit until the offspring is old enough to secure work independently.
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Unwed Mothers, Values, Pregnancy, Family Life, Drug Abuse, Life Style
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