Temple Schools

Temple Schools

 

schools attached to temples in India, Egypt, and other countries of the ancient East. It is believed that there were two types, which might be called preparatory and special schools. The preparatory schools gave instruction in reading, writing, and drawing, and the special schools introduced students to priestly duties.

REFERENCES

Modzalevskii, D. Ocherk istorii vospitaniia i obucheniici s drevneishikh do nashikh vremen, parts 1–2. St. Petersburg, 1874–77.
Bernal, J. Nauka v istorii obshchestva. Moscow, 1956. (Translated from English.)
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Over the last fifty years state schools have progressively taken over the roles of temple schools and Buddhist education has become a specialized subfield for novices and monks.
I will then outline the process of differentiation in which temple schools became institutions for religious specialists only.
With this expansion of state institutions the roles of monks as teachers in temple schools changed rapidly.

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