ERIC Number: EJ911796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
The Politics of Educational Transfer and Policymaking in Egypt
Ibrahim, Ali S.
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v40 n4 p499-515 Dec 2010
For the past two centuries, western modern education has informed education policies and practices in Egypt. However, few researchers have analyzed the historical or current politics of educational transfer in this country. This article investigates the ways in which foreign transfer has influenced Egyptian education, both historically and currently. It concludes that current Egyptian education is a product of inappropriately adapted foreign transfers coupled with domestic interest in spreading education with little attention to its quality. Egypt has recently received considerable support from the international community and has been influenced by global educational discourses. Yet, its educational reforms have met little, if any, success as they have been introduced into a system with characteristics that are historically ingrained and resistant to change, and into a contested context of competing interest groups and a climate of mistrust. The result is a disoriented education system full of problems.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Transfer Policy, Researchers, Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Academic Discourse, Comparative Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt