Missionaries and Indigenous Education in the 19th-Century British Empire : Part I: Church-State Relations and Indigenous Actions and Reactions

Missionaries were major providers of education in the colonial world, and in many cases were the initial and exclusive agents of education for Indigenous and non‐European people, whom they hoped could be converted to Christianity through religious schooling. However, by the end of the 19th century m...

Other title:Missionaries and Indigenous Education in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire
Author: Jensz, Felicity
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2012
Date of publication on miami:28.05.2018
Modification date:16.04.2019
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:History Compass 10 (2012) 4, ISSN:1478-0542, 294-305
Subjects:Literaturüberisicht; Mission; Bildung; Kirche-Staat Beziehungen; Indigene Gegenwirkungen; Exzellenzcluster Religion und Politik Literature Review; Mission; Education; Church-State Relations; Indigenous Reactions; Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics
DDC Subject:200: Religion
900: Geschichte
Legal notice:Copyright © 2012, John Wiley and Sons
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Notes:Mit freundlicher Genehmigung des Blackwell Publishing Ltd. und John Wiley and Sons Verlages.
Part II findet sich unter der URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-28159629482
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URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-28159633186
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Other Identifiers:DOI: 10.1111/j.1478-0542.2012.00839.x
Digital documents:jensz_2012_missionaires-education_pt1.pdf

Missionaries were major providers of education in the colonial world, and in many cases were the initial and exclusive agents of education for Indigenous and non‐European people, whom they hoped could be converted to Christianity through religious schooling. However, by the end of the 19th century many governments in colonial lands were keen to take more active roles in providing secular education for their subjects, which, in turn, engendered tensions between missionary groups, governments, and the Indigenous communities for whom education was provided. Although the article of missions has received increasing attention in the last few decades, especially with the advent of postcolonial studies, there are still many aspects of missionary schooling that are understudied. This research overview examines the debates and research directions which are evident in the article of missionaries and their education of Indigenous and non‐European peoples in the 19th century, and focuses particularly upon major themes emerging from the literature: Two of these themes—Church‐State relations and Indigenous action and reaction will be examined in this article, whilst the themes of race, class, and gender will be examined in the second part.