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ERIC Number: ED524879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 348
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-4508-3
Education among the Akamba People 1895-1970: An Investigation of the Educational Policies of the Africa Inland Mission and the Development of Education in the Akamba Community
Nzioka, Bernard K.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Trinity International University
This dissertation looks critically at the activities of the Africa Inland Mission (AIM), a faith based evangelical mission organization in the development of education in Ukamba region located in the south-eastern part of Kenya from 1895-1970. AIM pioneered the introduction of modern education in this community amidst many challenges. Peter Cameron Scott, the founder of AIM introduced education in Nzaui Mission Station in 1896 before his death in 1898. His vision was to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ by establishing a chain of mission stations from the east coast of Africa to the west. He also opened stations at Sakai, Kilungu and Kangundo before his demise. His successor Charles E. Hurlburt made Scott's vision a reality in Africa and gave AIM a new organizational structure. During his tenure, Hurlburt continued to advocate for the use education as a strategy for evangelism amidst many challenges until his resignation in 1925. The Akamba people initially resisted education, but after 1920s they changed their attitude and demanded AIM to improve their educational curriculum in Ukamba region. AIM downplayed this demand and a protracted struggle began between AIM, the Akamba people, and the British colonial administration, which lasted up to 1945, when AIM changed their educational policy on African education in a Conference held in Montrose, U.S.A on December 1945. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya