Religious Education Syllabuses for Secondary School Teachers in Zambia: Catholic Missionaries’ Contributions

  • Nelly Mwale The University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia


Though widely acknowledged that the role of teacher training institutions remains crucial in providing an understanding of the educational basis for Religious Education (RE) and in improving the overall quality of provision in schools, both theoretical and empirical exploration of the syllabuses prepared for teachers in Zambian higher education is scanty. Informed by an interpretative case study on the RE syllabus prepared for teachers at Zambia Catholic University (ZCU), the paper argues that by embracing and revising the syllabus from Nkrumah College of Education, ZCU exemplified the stakeholder interest and missionary contributions in safeguarding that which had been envisioned in teacher education.

Author Biography

Nelly Mwale, The University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

Nelly Mwale is a lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Zambia. Her research interests are in Religion and Education, African Indigenous Religions and Zambian Church History.


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How to Cite
Mwale, N. (2018). Religious Education Syllabuses for Secondary School Teachers in Zambia: Catholic Missionaries’ Contributions. Changing Societies & Personalities, 2(3), 242-248. doi:10.15826/csp.2018.2.3.040