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Until the children turn 16, they have vocational training under the tutelage of their parents, community, and the school teacher.
Higher education is generally discouraged, as it can lead to social segregation and the unraveling of the community.
The district is led by a bishop and several ministers and deacons.
The rules of the church, the Ordnung, must be observed by every member and cover many aspects of day-to-day living, including prohibitions or limitations on the use of power-line electricity, telephones, and automobiles, as well as regulations on clothing.
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Swiss Anabaptism developed, from this point, in two parallel streams, most clearly marked by disagreement over the preferred treatment of "fallen" believers.
Today, the Old Order Amish, the New Order Amish, and the Old Beachy Amish continue to speak Pennsylvania German, also known as "Pennsylvania Dutch", although two different Alemannic dialects are used by Old Order Amish in Adams and Allen counties in Indiana.
Most of the Amish continue to have six or seven children, while benefitting from the major decrease in infant and maternal mortality in the 20th century.
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