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Title:Church, School and the Clash of Cultures: Examples from North-West Tanzania
Author:Ochsner, Knud
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Geographic term:Tanzania
Religion and Witchcraft
Education and Oral Traditions
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1594737
Abstract:Main theme of a number of Christian African authors: the clash of cultures, and the search for a synthesis. This clash of cultures is perhaps most acutely felt by pupils and students at boarding schools. Pupils and students from villages where Christian congregations have existed from more than one generation experience the clash not only of the 'old' and the 'new' world, but of: 1) the traditional animistic view of life, 2) the distinct cultural pattern of the village congregation, 3) the secular society. Attempted is to describe how these three 'worlds' co-exist in the students' minds. To obtain a more general picture of the students' attitude to traditional trains of ideas as well as to science, in 1967 about 300 male students from Nyakato (government), Kahororo (Lutheran), Ihungo (Roman Catholic) secondary schools were interviewed. Danish secondary school students served as a second control group. Presented are the results of this Bukoba survey. Notes, tables, appendices (questionnaire form; methodology).