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Life- and worldview: development and transformation – the case of the Lamba of the Masaiti region in Zambia

J. Compion, J.L. van der Walt, H.J. Steyn, C.C. Wolhuter
Koers - Bulletin for Christian Scholarship/Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap | Vol 75, No 4 | a108 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koers.v75i4.108 | © 2010 J. Compion, J.L. van der Walt, H.J. Steyn, C.C. Wolhuter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 July 2010 | Published: 26 July 2010

About the author(s)

J. Compion, Department of Comparative Education, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa
J.L. van der Walt, Department of Comparative Education, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa
H.J. Steyn, Department of Comparative Education, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa
C.C. Wolhuter, Department of Comparative Education, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa

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Abstract

This article reports on a case study regarding the development and educational transformation of a subgroup of the Lamba living in the Masaiti region of the Copper Belt Province of Zambia, where the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education in Zambia (FCE) has been serving for the past thirteen years. It was concluded that the current life- and worldview of a community such as the one living in the Masaiti region can be transformed to a truly Christ-centred life- and worldview by firstly taking cognisance of how the community currently expresses itself in terms of each of the universals or components of a lifeand worldview, and secondly by subjecting each of those universals or components to a process of life- and worldview transformation. It was furthermore found that life- and worldview transformation should be seen as a prerequisite for the developmental transformation of such communities.

Keywords

Christ-Centred Education; Life And Worldview; Personal Philosophy; Transformation

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