Guide for Semi-Structured Interviews
1 / RELIGIOUS SITE
Name of the site (a) in Tibetan and (b) in Chinese?
Number of monks?
Number of tulkus?
Number of teachers?
Which subjects are taught?
Which scriptures do they have?
Which rituals are performed and when?
When was the site (first) built?
Who built it and for what purpose was it built?
When was it destroyed?
When was it rebuilt?
Was it rebuilt in the same place or in a different place?
Who rebuilt it, and who paid for the rebuilding?
Where did the workers and artists come from?
Who paid them?
Who supplied or paid for materials?
Who uses the site now?
For what purposes?
On what occasions?
2 / RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
Name of county or prefecture?
How many religious sites are there in your district?
Name of the most important monasteries (a) in Chinese and (b) in Tibetan and which sect they belong to, how many monks they have, whether they are a main or branch monastery, what subjects are taught if any, and how many tulkus they have if any.
Names of holy mountains or mountain god temples in the area, and the number of pilgrims they receive each year.
3 / EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
County or prefecture?
How many primary schools in total?
How many primary school students?
Bilingual primary schools?
Bilingual primary school students?
Middle school students?
Bilingual middle schools?
Bilingual middle school students?
Tertiary school students?
Bilingual tertiary schools?
Bilingual tertiary school students?
Name the schools that have Tibetan on the curriculum.
(a) Primary? (b) Middle? (c) Tertiary?
Is Tibetan the language of instruction in other subjects in these schools?
What are the regular tuition fees?
Are there any government scholarships for students?
Where is teachers training available?
Percentage of children who enter primary school?
Percentage of children who complete primary school?
Teacher-to-student ratio in primary school?
Cultural relics (sites) in the district?
Production of folk arts and crafts?
Cultural festivals or sports meets?
Song and dance troupes?
Any books published?
Any films made?
Any historical and cultural museums?
5 / SCHOOL
Name of the school?
Number of students?
Number of teachers?
Ethnic groups of teachers?
When was the school started?
When was Tibetan language first taught in the school?
How many Tibetan-language teachers?
How many Tibetan students?
How many of the students study Tibetan?
In which grades do they study Tibetan?
How many hours per week of Tibetan (in the different grades)?
How many hours per week of other subjects (in the different grades)?
What is the daily language of instruction in other subjects (excepting languages)?
Which exams must the students pass at the end of their education?
In which language?
Where are textbooks in Tibetan published?
Yearly tuition fee or other expenses per student?
Does the school receive funding from sources outside the local government?
What do these funds cover?