Cultures of Arab Schooling: Critical Ethnographies from Egypt

Cultures of Arab Schooling: Critical Ethnographies from Egypt

by Linda Herrera
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791469026

ISBN-13: 9780791469026

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Offers a rare glimpse into schools in contemporary Egypt.

Little is known regarding the inner workings of the educational systems of most Arab countries. Cultures of Arab Schooling fills this void using critical social theory to offer a rare glimpse into schools in contemporary Egypt. Giving voice to the educators and students through personal testimonies,

Overview

Offers a rare glimpse into schools in contemporary Egypt.

Little is known regarding the inner workings of the educational systems of most Arab countries. Cultures of Arab Schooling fills this void using critical social theory to offer a rare glimpse into schools in contemporary Egypt. Giving voice to the educators and students through personal testimonies, the book sheds new light on issues of educational quality, the impact of social movements—particularly Islamist—on school cultures, the growing cultures of resistance to authoritarianism, and the gap between official policies and the realities of schooling. In a political climate that demonstrates increasing change in the Arab world, this critical ethnography of Arab education will aid in providing a better understanding of issues relating to social justice, participation, and democracy in this part of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791469026
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

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

Contributors
Index

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