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ERIC Number: EJ787069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Slavery, Colonialism and the Pursuit of Community Life: Anglican Mission Education in Zanzibar and Northern Rhodesia 1864-1940
Allen, Julia
History of Education, v37 n2 p207-226 Mar 2008
Education became the central focus of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa (UMCA) following a disastrous and unsuccessful attempt to settle in Nyasaland (now Malawi). The aim of this article is to trace the UMCA educational policy from Zanzibar, where the mission became established in 1864, to Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). From their earliest experiences in Africa UMCA missionaries were confronted with the reality and horror of slavery. In Nyasaland missionaries fought slave raiders and in Zanzibar the first UMCA schools catered entirely for ex-slaves. This article analyses the education developed for former slaves and shows how, as the mission expanded, missionaries continued to attempt to build communities and provide what they considered to be the best spiritual and educational opportunities for indigenous populations while facing considerable external constraints, including the expectations of a colonial power. (Contains 84 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Rhodesia; Tanzania