Cultures of Arab Schooling: Critical Ethnographies from Egypt

Linda Herrera (Editor), Carlos Alberto Torres (Editor)

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook


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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationAlbany
PublisherSUNY Press
Number of pages220
ISBN (Print)9780791469019, 9780791469026
StatePublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes


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