Cultures of Arab Schooling: Critical Ethnographies from Egypt

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Offers a rare glimpse into schools in contemporary Egypt.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791469026
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 209
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Herrera is Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.

Carlos Alberto Torres is Professor of Social Sciences and Comparative Education at the University of California at Los Angeles. His many books include Social Theory and Education: A Critique of Theories of Social and Cultural Reproduction (coauthored with Raymond Allen Morrow), also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Possibilities for Critical Education in the Arab World
Linda Herrera and Carlos Alberto Torres

1. Islamization and Education: Between Politics, Profit, and Pluralism
Linda Herrera

2. The Production and Reproduction of Culture in Egyptian Schools
Kamal Naguib

3. Subsistence Education: Schooling in a Context of Urban Poverty
Ahmed Youssof Saad

4. A Great Vocation, a Modest Profession: Teachers’ Paths and Practices
Iman Farag

5. What are Teachers Transmitting? Pedagogic Culture in Rural Egypt
Fadia Maugith

6. The Colors of Change: Participation and Praxis in Egyptian Education
Linda Herrera

Conclusion: The Struggle for Democratic Education in the Arab World
Carlos Alberto Torres


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Pioneering work!

    If you're interested in the sociology of education in Egypt and/or the Arab world, this book is your guide! The contributors are very well-informed and in a pioneering work, they provide great insight to the complex workings of education in Egypt. The topics picked for the ethnography study cover the multi-faceted complexities of education in Egypt. Go for it!

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