Resisting conformity: Anglican mission women and the schooling of girls in early nineteenth-century West Africa

@article{Leach2012ResistingCA,
  title={Resisting conformity: Anglican mission women and the schooling of girls in early nineteenth-century West Africa},
  author={F. Leach},
  journal={History of Education},
  year={2012},
  volume={41},
  pages={133 - 153}
}
  • F. Leach
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • History of Education
The origins of modern schooling in early nineteenth-century Africa have been poorly researched. Moreover, histories of education in Africa have focused largely on the education of boys. Little attention has been paid to girls’ schooling or to the missionary women who sought to construct a new feminine Christian identity for African girls. In the absence of personal accounts of African girls’ schooling from that period, this paper draws on a slim body of 71 letters written by women and girls… Expand
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