Enjoying Human Flourishing Through Education: The Case of Zambia

Nyirenda, Boyd Kapyunga (2008) Enjoying Human Flourishing Through Education: The Case of Zambia. Licentiate thesis, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.

[img] PDF (Enjoying Human Flourishing Through Education (The Case of Zambia))
Nyirenda,_Human_Flourishing_Through_Education_in_Zambia,_(STL_Thesis,_Berkeley,_2008).pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (9MB) | Request a copy


Africa remains the world's poorest continent, with a majority of its about 900 million people living in abject poverty and misery. Several reasons account for this reality. Isaac N. Mazonde notes that "one of the key ones is that education has not been relevant to the needs of the society." Since independence from colonialism,many African countries including Zambia have tried to expand education and to reform school curricula to foster national development. They have failed to achieve this goal, chiefly because the oppressive educational structures that the colonialists formulated still obtain today. Education helps to perpetuate unjust socioeconomic and political structures which the elite use to control, rule, and dominate the masses. The elite enrich themselves while oppressing the masses, plunging them into abject poverty and destitution.

Item Type: Thesis (Licentiate)
Additional Information: Mama Africa. Free us! Bound in shackles of poverty and misery We your children cry with hope, Free us! From the chains of colonial oppression Traditional wisdom freed our nations. Free us! But now in shackles of poverty and misery Unjust social structures bind us. Free us! May from the shackles of poverty and misery The wisdom we learn in schools Free us! That a life worthy of human dignity We may live again. Free us! Mama Africa.
Uncontrolled Keywords: decline of socioeconomic structures, contemporary assessment of poverty and its implications for education, vulnerability of the impoverished, the deleterious consequences of colonial history, implications of poverty of poverty for Education in the first and second republics, implications of poverty for third republic and afterwards, progressive interpretation of malaise of education in Zambia, socializing the young into the community's life, John Dewey’s philosophy of education, critique of contemporary education from Dewey’s perspective, ethical implications of the problem of education, philosophical justifications of education as a basic human right, theological justifications for education as a basic human right, education and agricultural development, restoring the work culture through education, constitutionalism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: JHI Africa
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 12:13
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2018 14:01
URI: http://thesisbank.jhia.ac.ke/id/eprint/24

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item