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  1. Mar 2019
    1. Adult Learning in the Context of Comparative Higher Education

      Research Paper. Although education is determined by "engagement, empowerment, experience, and evidence" the way adults learned, and what they have learned across societies differs greatly and impacts the effectiveness of higher education and problem solving. Adults as significant instigators of global change need opportunities for literacy development, dialogue, acquisition of self-reliance skills, and the ability to adapt to change. Rating 5/10

  2. Jul 2018
  3. Mar 2017
    1. In comparison with Vedic usage

      This is an interesting subject. If Zoroastrianism is characterized by a rejection of the devás of Indic religions, then there's an interesting parallel with Judaism's rejection of Mesopotamian gods beside Yahweh. It's as if they made an effort to distinguish themselves from their cultural heritage through intolerance.

      Another parallel would be that Judaism eventually became the dominant religion in Babylon, while Zoroastrianism became the dominant religion of the Persian world. One could ask themselves if there's a correlation between religious intolerance and cultural success. Although, admittedly, chance has been a big factor in Judaism's success, so this may well be mere speculation.

  4. Sep 2013
    1. I found it interesting how the 39 nation-states in Germany produced the most progress in the field of psychiatry during the 19th century. It was made possible by the sheer number of academic institutions, fierce competition and a desire for recognition coupled with centralized government control. This was practically the opposite of the American experience that consolidated national control among a few in the field, required bottom up action to involve government, and focused on select foreign opinions to create a national treatment model.