Educational Reform in Egyptian Primary Schools Since the 1990s: A Study of the Political Values and Behavior of Sixth Grade Students

Author: Sika, Nadine Mourad
Year:2010
Pages:332
ISBN:0-7734-3708-8
978-0-7734-3708-1
Price:249.95
This study analyzes the degree to which the authoritarian political system in Egypt is able implement a democratic educational system at the primary education level, which can work as a catalyst in a multifaceted democratization process.

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“[The author has] impressive qualities as a researcher who knows not only how to find, but more importantly how to generate data and use theories in order to shed light on empirical reality. . .” - Prof. Mustapha Kamel Al-Sayyid, Cairo University and American University in Cairo

Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor Mustapha K. Al-Sayyid
Acknowledgements
Note on Transliteration
Chapter 1: Introduction
Research Questions and Hypothesis
Methodology

Part I:
Introduction to the Literature and Philosophy of Education

Chapter 2: Literature Review
Education and Democracy Literature
Education and the Persistence of Authoritarianism
Arab Thought on Education and Democracy
Conclusion
Chapter 3:
The Pre-University Education System in Egypt
The Nasser Regime
The Sadat Regime
The Mubarak Regime
Conclusion

Part II: Content Analysis
Methodology
Chapter 4:
Primary Arabic Language Curriculum
Quantitative Content Analysis
Qualitative Content Analysis
Concluding Remarks on the Curriculum

Chapter 5:
Islamic and Christian Religion Education
Islamic Religion Education
Concluding Remarks on the Curriculum
Christian Religion Education
Concluding Remarks on the Curriculum
Chapter 6:
Social Studies and Morals and Values Curriculum
Social Studies
Concluding Remarks on the Curriculum
Morals and Values Curriculum
Concluding Remarks on the Curriculum
Chapter 7:
Comparative Analysis of the Different Curricula
Quantitative Analysis
Comparison between Democratic Ideas in Each Curriculum

Part III: Political Attitudes and Behavior The Method of the Study

Chapter 8:
Demographic Background
Age
Gender
Religion
Reading Habits

Chapter 9:
Democratic Political Attitudes
Equality
Freedom of Expression
Liberty
Conclusions
Chapter10:
Political Behavior
Freedom of Association
The Right to Free and Fair Elections
Conclusions

Chapter 11:
Conclusion
From Democratization to the Persistence of Authoritarianism
Comparative Analysis between Egypt and Eastern Europe
Bibliography
Appendices
Index