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ERIC Number: EJ1108915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
The Catholic School and Social Justice in Africa: A Zambian Case Study
Carmody, Brendan Patrick
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v52 n5 p559-574 2016
This paper will argue that the state-aided Catholic school in Zambia has contributed significantly to the development of the country over the years. However, because of its enmeshment in the state system of education it has inadvertently become an instrument of underdevelopment. It is structurally complicit in alienating some of the poorest sectors of society, which runs counter to its professed religious mission. This essay presents the Zambian situation as a case study where it is contended that in order to understand the current situation there is need to see it in the light of its history. The discussion is intended to explore how faith-based educational settings within the state systems in Africa may become complicit in sustaining forms of oppression. It will include a consideration of how, as part of this, religion has been reduced historically through being too closely allied to a modernisation framework generating the illusion of promoting social justice. The article notes that in the light of better historical appreciation of the issue there is need for a review of the faith-based school's pedagogy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Zambia
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