Colonial education in the Congo - a question of "uncritical pedagogy" until the bitter end?

Avtor(ji): Depaepe, Marc
Jezik: angleški
Vrsta gradiva: Video
Leto: 2018
Založnik(i): Zveza zgodovinskih društev Slovenije, Ljubljana, Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Ljubljana
Soavtor(ji): Branko Šuštar (moderator)


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    • dcterms:identifier http://hdl.handle.net/11686/38786
    • dcterms:title
      • Colonial education in the Congo - a question of "uncritical pedagogy" until the bitter end?
    • dcterms:alternative
      • Kolonialna vzgoja in izobraževanje v Kongu - vprašanje "nekritične pedagogike" do grenkega konca?
    • dcterms:creator
      • Marc Depaepe
    • dcterms:subject
      • kolonializem
      • izobraževanje
      • colonialism
      • education
    • dcterms:description
      • Our approach is a historical, and not a theoretical or a philosophical one. But such an approach might help in understanding the complexities and ambiguities of the pedagogical mentalities in the course of the twentieth century. As is usually the case in historical research, the groundwork must precede the formulation of hypotheses, let alone theories, about the nature of pedagogical practices. Therefore, since the 1990s, “we” (as a team) have been busy studying the history of education in the former Belgian Congo. Of course, since then we have not only closely monitored the theoretical and methodological developments in the field of colonial historiography, but have ourselves also contributed to that history. This article tries to give an overview of some of our analyses, concentrating on the question of to what extent the Belgian offensive of colonial (i.e. mainly Catholic) missionary education, which was almost exclusively targeted at “paternalism,” contributed to the development of a personal life, individual autonomy and/or emancipation of the native people. From the rear-view mirror of history we are, among other things, zooming in on the crucial 1950s, during which decade thoughts first turned to the education of a (very limited) “elite.” The thesis we are using in this respect is that the nature of the “mental space” of colonialism was such that it did not engender a very great widening of consciousness among the local population.
    • dcterms:publisher
      • Zveza zgodovinskih društev Slovenije, Ljubljana
      • Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Ljubljana
    • dcterms:contributor
      • Branko Šuštar (moderator)
    • dcterms:date
      • 2018-05-23
    • dcterms:type
      • Moving Image
    • dcterms:language
      • eng