Active Compassion: Empowering Buddhist Nuns Through STEM Education


This study endorses teaching and learning opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for Buddhist nuns. The Dalai Lama's position on science and secular education is examined, as well as STEM educational programs in which the Buddhist monastic community participates. This research advances the initiatives of international governmental and nongovernmental organizations that support educational opportunities for women and girls, in efforts to promote women's equality, equity, and empowerment as well as human rights. This study advances the critical role Buddhist nuns can play in combating the fraud and corruption often associated with sustainable development and infrastructure projects. It advances STEM educational programs for Buddhist nuns, who have the untapped potential to develop and maintain sustainable development projects particularly in the Himalayan region.

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Kat LaFever, Miami University, USA

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Conference: ACEID2016
Stream: Education for sustainable development

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