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Xix. Century British Boarding Schools and their Process in the Nestorian Community

By Murat Gökhan Dalyan

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AbstractDuring the XIX, Century British Missioners used various methods and techniques to convert Nestorians into their own sect for their political objectives through educational activities in the Ottoman-Persian border. To do so they established boarding schools for boys and girls and provided support to the students who are not in good condition. Teachers, especially female teachers preferred and selected through extremely careful process. In this way, the school was assumed to be better managed. During education and training activities they were very careful about school discipline in order to avoid negative problems within female students and in the community. For this reason some responsibilities given to the students such as cleaning up classes and tidying up beds. In this regard they applied some orientation and applied various penal sanctions. In this study, educational activities of British missioners within Nestorians community described and the functions of missionary schools discussed based on British missioners’ memoirs and reports

Publisher: Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.412
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