Alternative Education: Global Perspectives Relevant to the by Yoshiyuki Nagata

By Yoshiyuki Nagata

This ebook examines matters in substitute and mainstream schooling platforms. It provides not just substitute types of schooling dealing with genuine matters in societies but additionally felony and administrative good points of schooling. The ebook, facing problems with minority in schooling approach, addresses college improvement within the twenty first century in addition to what sort of academic group may be created within the age of globalization.

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The diversity of Bolivia is not limited to its natural environment. The people, society, and culture also evince true variety. Bolivia's population has a higher proportion of indigenous peoples (people of Indio tribes) than any other country in Latin America. Living together in this single country are the Aymara, Quechua, and Guarani tribes, as well as the Amazon tribes (the collective name for 30 or more tribes) in the eastern area of the country. The western region known as the Andes Highlands is inhabited today by people of the Quechua and Aymara tribes.

This teaching is called kalayanamitta. When the two environments of the human and the natural inspire individuals in better directions, this brings out the inner values of the individual people so that they are able to grow and develop. That is the teaching of this Buddhist principle. The school accordingly places great importance on a healthy environment and on adults who possess kalayanamitta (friendship, the feeling that makes a person glad to help others) (FFC 1987, p. 6). According to the school's interpretation, Buddhism also finds important values in a positive environment (paratokhosa).

7 ) per month, and at the high end, they pay 200 bolivianos (approximately 26 US dollars). The cost of living in Bolivia is said not to be expensive outside big cities such as La Paz, but average incomes in the towns are not only rather low, but also unstable. The tuition costs cited above, therefore, are by no means inexpensive for area residents. The school receives 2,000 US dollars per year from a German environmental organization and other such sources for operating costs. Swiss and German sympathizers have also created a support organization called Help Montesillo (Montesillo being the name of the hill on which the school is located) that collects contributions of about 1,700 dollars every year and remits it to Bolivia.

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