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Chinese aggression of Tibet in 1959 led to about 100,000 Tibetans to flee their country in exile to India. The first priority with the newly formed exile-government was to have separate schools for the Tibetan children. Immediately, in 1960 at Dharmasala, a small town located at the foothill of the Himalayas in Northern India, Tibetan Children's Village School Organization was opened with only 50 students. Today, with the mother school as the headquarters, it has seven sister schools with more than 10,000 children. The school is registered as a non-profit charitable organization for the care of orphans, semi-orphans, and destitute Tibetan children. This was followed by the opening of a number of schools in India, as well as in the neighboring countries Bhutan and Nepal where they have an influx of population in exile. Being in exile, Tibetans have no choice than to adopt the same educational system of the host country.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Robert H. Decker


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