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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Religious Education

First Advisor

Kathleen Shannon

First Committee Member

Arthur H. Maynard

Second Committee Member

Carl D. Lang


The present research attempts to discover a type of Buddhist curriculum which will best suit the needs and interests of the high school senior (twelfth grader) Buddhists in the United States. The present Buddhist Churches of America recommended curriculum in use covers only the pre-school through the eighth grades. There is an obvious need for a Buddhist curriculum in the important upper grades. As this proposed curriculum is directed to twelfth graders, the compilation of a curriculum for the other three grades {ninth, tenth, and eleventh) still remains to be completed.