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Koers

versão On-line ISSN 0023-270X

Koers (Online) vol.74 no.1-2 Pretoria  2009

 

RESEARCH ARTICLE

 

Education and the role of the church in Africa: Three relevant aspects

 

Onderwys en die rol van die kerk in Afrika: Drie relevante aspekte

 

 

C.A. Jansen; F.J. Pretorius; E.J. van Niekerk

School of Arts, Education, Languages & Communication, Department of Teacher Education, Unisa, Pretoria.E-mail: janseca@unisa.ac.za, pretofj@unisa.ac.za, vniekej@unisa.ac.za

 

 


ABSTRACT

In this article an attempt is made to provide a grounded basis for expanded church involvement in the provision of formal education, HIV and AIDS education and leadership education in Africa. This is done on the basis of a fundamental reflection on the role of the church in education, as well as a brief analysis of the formal education challenge, the HIV and AIDS challenge and the leadership challenge in Africa.

Key concepts: church and African education; education: HIV and AIDS; education: leadership; formal education in Africa


OPSOMMING

In hierdie artikel word gepoog om 'n begronde regverdiging vir groter kerklike betrokkenheid in die voorsiening van formele onderwys, HIV- en VIGS-opvoeding en leierskapsopleiding in Afrika te gee. Dit word gedoen aan die hand van 'n fundamentele refleksie oor die rol van die kerk in opvoeding/ onderwys, asook 'n kort uiteensetting van die uitdagings met betrekking tot formele onderwys, HIV en VIGS en leierskap in Afrika.

Kernbegrippe: formele onderwys in Afrika; kerk en onderwys in Afrika; leierskapsopleiding; opvoeding: HIV en VIGS


 

 

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