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Aims Of Buddhist Education

by Bhikkhu Bodhi - 2008

Ideally, education is the principal tool of human growth, essential for transforming the unlettered child into a mature and responsible adult. Yet everywhere today, both in the developed world and the developing world, we can see that formal education is in serious trouble. Classroom instruction has become so routinized and pat that children often consider schooling an exercise in patience rather than an adventure in learning.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 224-226
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22894, Date Accessed: 8/8/2020 2:55:00 PM

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  • Bhikkhu Bodhi
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    Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk, ordained in Sri Lanka in 1973. He was appointed the second president of the Buddhist Publication Society. He has translated The Connected Discourses of the Buddha and the Samyutta Nikaya and has written numerous books on Buddhist teachings and practices. This essay first appeared in the Buddhist Publication Society Newsletter in 1997 and is available at http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/ bodhi/bps-essay_35.html. Copyright 1997 Buddhist Publication Society. Access to Insight edition 1998. For free distribution. This work may be republished, reformatted, reprinted, and redistributed in any medium.
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