Abstract and Keywords
Chapter 20 examines the involvement of Christian missionaries in Asian education, particularly in women’s education and higher education. Christian education in Asia has had a rough start due to the continent being divided by diversity in indigenous religions, cultures, and sociopolitical traditions. This led to Christian education itself developing in diverse ways, including formal, informal, and non-formal varieties. The formal type involves all levels of schooling, from kindergarten to college and university; the informal type is education that is unplanned and based on daily life activities; and the non-formal type is in contrast to the informal one in that it is planned but takes place outside of formal education settings. This irregular development of Christian education in Asia has been affected by sociopolitical and cultural contexts.
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