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Mission school
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Especially for the period after 1850, mission schools have been studied by historians. In Protestant schools, literacy was emphasized as the basis for reading the Bible and thus the most important precondition for conversion and leading a Christian life. General discipline and social control were also emphasized, which ruling groups of both colonial and indigenous provenance used for their own purposes. The establishment of mission…

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Rüther, Kirsten, “Mission school”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024155>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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