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Title:Denominational Secondary Schooling in Post-Independence Zambia: A Case Study
Author:Carmody, Brendan P.
Periodical:African Affairs: The Journal of the Royal African Society
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:secondary education
Christian education
Religion and Witchcraft
Education and Oral Traditions
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/722244
Abstract:Formal education in colonial Africa resulted principally from missionary efforts. After independence, however, missionary domination came to an end. Although the shift from preponderantly denominational to State control of education met with various reactions from missionary groups, the overall impact has been that, even when missionaries retained their institutions, they have had to redefine their religious goals. This article presents a case study of a Jesuit secondary school, Canisius, in postindependence Zambia to illustrate the nature, attendant difficulties, and potential of the present-day missionary endeavour in preserving a denominational institution in Zambia. It is the contention of the article that denominational schools can and should help create a more just society where the division between haves and have-nots is at least narrowed, even if it cannot be eliminated. Notes, ref.