Opportunities for Christian Education in the Corn-threshing Activities of the Lelna of Nigeria: A Case Study in Contextualization

From: Volume 5, Issue 1: Spring 2008, College & Young Adult Ministry Pages 154-170

Abstract

Many of the approaches to education found in traditional settings in Africa, though largely abandoned today in favor of modern approaches, can be shown to contain some principles being espoused in modern education. Exploration of African traditional forms of education will therefore yield ideas that are helpful to learning in Africa today. This paper explores possibilities for doing Christian education using opportunities provided by the corn-threshing activities of the Lelna of Kebbi State in Nigeria. This is important because for a long time to come many of the recipients of Christian education among the Lelna of Kebbi State of Nigeria, much like other groups in Nigeria, will live in rural areas and practice traditional forms of education.

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