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Title:Evangelism or education? Mission priorities and educational policy in the Africa Inland Mission 1900-1950
Author:Ward, KevinISNI
Periodical:Kenya Historical Review
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:missionary history
Abstract:In Kenya the tension between education and evangelism was felt most keenly and threatened to be most disruptive within the Africa Inland Mission (AIM). The article analyses why the AIM failed to develop an educational system which conformed to colonial education policy which satisfied the aspirations of the African Christian communities among whom the Mission was working. Sections: the background; conservative evangelical thinking on the purpose of education - AIM missionary priorities - the constitution of the mission and its effect on educational development - the grants-in-aid question alternative finance for education - the African reaction to mission policy. Notes, ref.