1st Edition

Educational Policy and the Mission Schools
Case Studies from the British Empire

ISBN 9781138866485
Published April 7, 2015 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published 1967, this title reveals how the missionaries, so often misguided and short-sighted, were in fact pioneers of modernization, science and freedom. The structure of the book allows for comparative analysis and the volume illustrates how some of the social consequences of action through the schools could be foreseen. In addition light is thrown on the results of Imperial rule during the nineteenth century and on the nature of the impact of Western education in Asia and Africa.

Table of Contents

Chapters include:

  1. British Imperial Policy and the Mission Schools
  2. Missionary Activity in the Bahamas, 1700-1830
  3. Missionary Education in Sri Lanka
  4. Missionary Activity and the Syrian Christians in Kerala
  5. The CMS in Kashmir
  6. Missionary Work in Egypt during the nineteenth century
  7. Church and State in the Development of Education in Cyprus, 1878-1960
  8. Mission schools in Eastern Nigeria prior to independence.

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