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Educating for Social Holiness in Institutions of Higher Education in Africa: Toward an Innovative Afrocentric Curriculum for Methodist Theological Education

Authors
  • Simangaliso Kumalo, R.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Holiness
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
Apr 14, 2021
Volume
6
Issue
1
Pages
21–34
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/holiness-2020-0004
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Research Article
License
Green

Abstract

In 2016, South Africa saw student and staff protests calling for the decolonisation of the teaching curriculum in institutions of Higher Education. Although these protests were centred in public universities, the issue of decolonisation also affects private institutions such as seminaries that need to transform curricula from being permeated with Western idealism to being authentically African. This article explores this issue for Methodist theological education. It argues that decolonisation affects not only the content of the teaching curriculum but also matters such as staffing and curriculum development. Its focus is to develop ways of implementing an Afrocentric curriculum in African Methodist seminaries.

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