I wish to alert you to a workshop that I am running in Münster, Germany from 10-11 July 2014 entitled "The Changing Face of Missionary Education".
This workshop focuses upon the overlooked role of Indigenous and non-European people working within schools run by missionaries, including day-schools, boarding schools, and industrial schools, particularly in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Scholars from Africa, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and Switzerland will discuss case studies of individuals as well as various missionary groups in order to compare the possibilities available to, as well as limitations placed upon, these non-European teachers within missionary schools across the colonial world. How were these people recruited and trained? How were they perceived by others around them, including those in the schools, on the stations, in the colonies, and in the home-countries of the missionary societies? How did changing political, social, and religious expectations affect their roles? What influences could, or did they, exert upon the curricula? What role did individual teachers play in the epistemological cleavage between children and parents that many missionary groups deemed necessary to create in the nineteenth century? In what ways did these teachers perceive themselves as part of a transnational religious or knowledge community? These are just some of the questions that will be explored in this workshop examining the changing face of missionary education.
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