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Title: Integrating indigenous Akan educational patterns into Christian education in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana
Authors: Antwi, Joseph Kofi Rev.
Issue Date: 15-Jun-2011
Abstract: This research attempts to examine the integration of indigenous Akan educational patterns into Christian education in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. This work explores the moments and resources in Akan culture for nurturing people, especially the youth. The research notes that before the arrival of the Christian missionaries, the Akan as an ethnic group were nurturing their members using everyday moments and resources as teaching aids. However, with the advent of Christianity, these indigenous patterns were and are still being described as fetish, heathen and other derogating terms. Apart from examining the indigenous Akan nurturing patterns the research also explores Confirmation as one of the nurturing patterns of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. The research revealed that there are some values embedded in Akan indigenous patterns of nurturing that could be incorporated into the Christian Confirmation process. The research therefore, recommends that the curriculum of the Confirmation process should be expanded to include other essential elements associated with some Akan indigenous nurturing patterns. Again Christian educators in the P.C.G. should give theological meanings to the ideas and values embedded in some of the indigenous Akan nurturing patterns.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Philosophy in Religious Studies, 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3971
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