A School in Africa: Peterhouse and Education in Rhodesia and by Alan Megahey

By Alan Megahey

While Peterhouse opened in 1955, the British Empire in Africa used to be nonetheless intact and the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland - with its excessive hopes and fears - had simply come into being. It used to be a boarding institution based at the British version, yet to ensure that it will 'adapt all that's most sensible within the Public tuition culture to African conditions'.For 50 years, in Rhodesia after which in Zimbabwe, its governors and employees have tried to do this, and feature obvious it develop from a boys' institution of 350 to a bunch of colleges teaching over one thousand boys and girls.But the tale of Peterhouse is not just approximately paintings and game, tune and drama, chapel, construction advancements and syllabus adjustments. it really is set within the context of academic improvement and political switch in a Southern African country.This heritage of the college indicates the way it turned a pioneering multi-racial establishment in 'white Rhodesia'; shared the sufferings of the rustic in the course of the 'bush war'; increased significantly within the new Zimbabwe, survived the contradictions of a black 'Marxist' executive, and has stored its enterprise dedication to being a 'Church School'.

Show description

Read or Download A School in Africa: Peterhouse and Education in Rhodesia and Zimbabwe PDF

Similar africa books

Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism

Booklet Description
In interpreting the stumbling blocks to democratization in submit- independence Africa, Mahmood Mamdani deals a daring, insightful account of colonialism's legacy--a bifurcated energy that mediated racial domination via tribally geared up neighborhood specialists, reproducing racial id in electorate and ethnic id in topics. Many writers have understood colonial rule as both "direct" (French) or "indirect" (British), with a 3rd variant--apartheid--as unprecedented. This benign terminology, Mamdani exhibits, mask the truth that those have been truly versions of a despotism. whereas direct rule denied rights to matters on racial grounds, oblique rule included them right into a "customary" mode of rule, with state-appointed local professionals defining customized. by means of tapping authoritarian percentages in tradition, and by means of giving tradition an authoritarian bent, oblique rule (decentralized despotism) set the velocity for Africa; the French go well with by means of altering from direct to oblique management, whereas apartheid emerged really later. Apartheid, Mamdani indicates, was once really the time-honored type of the colonial country in Africa.

Through case stories of rural (Uganda) and concrete (South Africa) resistance routine, we learn the way those institutional positive factors fragment resistance and the way states are inclined to play off reform in a single quarter opposed to repression within the different. Reforming an influence that institutionally enforces rigidity among city and kingdom, and among ethnicities, is the most important problem for somebody attracted to democratic reform in Africa.

--------------

Scanned, fresh reproduction w/ OCR

The Congo and the Cameroons (Penguin Great Journeys)

Contemptuous of Europe's 'civilising mission' in Africa, Mary Kingsley's (1862-1900) amazing trips via tropical west Africa are a striking checklist, either one of an international which has vanished and of a author and explorer of monstrous bravery, wit and humanity. Paddling via mangrove swamps, warding off crocodiles, mountaineering Mount Cameroon, Kingsley is either admirable and humorous.

Law, Language, and Science: The Invention of the Native Mind in Southern Rhodesia, 1890-1930

By way of the Twenties, linguistic and ethnographic tasks to formalize the language and criminal platforms of Shona peoples in Southern Rhodesia served to hamper, instead of increase, wisdom approximately neighborhood groups. within the Nineties and 1900s, translation and ethnography tasks have been pushed through a desire to deal with neighborhood cultures and comprise them into the recent church buildings and kingdom.

Missionary Masculinity, 1870–1930: The Norwegian Missionaries in South-East Africa

What sort of males have been missionaries? what sort of masculinity did they symbolize, in ideology in addition to in perform? Presupposing masculinity to be a cluster of cultural principles and social practices that fluctuate through the years and area, and never a strong entity with a traditional, inherent which means, Kristin Fjelde Tjelle seeks to respond to such questions.

Extra resources for A School in Africa: Peterhouse and Education in Rhodesia and Zimbabwe

Example text

It was in its uncompleted wall that the foundation stone was laid, only to be moved later to the wall of the (inelegantly named) administration block, which from 1959 until the building of the Gibbs Centre in the 1990s was the main entrance to the school buildings. Throughout 1954 the building operations were spurred on by the Rector, whose particular delight 32 GETTING STARTED was to prospect and measure and plan. Bruce Berrington and his band of 230 African workers were responsible for the actual building.

Bishop Paget has a small but significant place in the history of ordination: just four years before Edward's, he had refused ordination to a young man who, he believed, was insufficiently orthodox as regards the doctrines of the Virgin Birth and the bodily resurrection of Jesus. The young man was 11 A S C H O O L IN A F R I C A William, son of the ex-Archbishop of Canterbury, Frederick Temple, who was finally ordained just a year before Edward, and with Bishop Paget's agreement, by Archbishop Davidson, his father's successor at Canterbury.

They moved to Southern Rhodesia and began tea-planting in the Honde Valley, in the Eastern Districts. With the arrival of children, they began to worry about the remoteness of their location, and Bryan approached Fred to ask for a job. He was appointed estate manager though, as Fred always averred, longed to be appointed to the academic staff - which happened in 1956. Bruce Fieldsend, the sole assistant master in 1954, had far stronger prior links with Snell. A Southern Rhodesian, he had been a boy at Ruzawi and at Michaelhouse during the Snell regime.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 9 votes