The Progressive Policy of the Government

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 1998 | ISBN: 9780520209268
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520919303 | DOI:
The Progressive Policy of the Government

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This chapter outlines Egypt's response to the professionalization of teaching and educational administration during the twentieth century. It takes a look at how the expansion of schooling as a social institution, along with its accompanying theoretical elaboration, affected ideas on the nature and transmission of Islamic religious culture. The chapter studies the reactions and responsibilities toward mass education, the “four Rs” of the Egyptian elementary school program, and education during the Nasser Years, also discussing the effect of Anwar Sadat's leadership in elementary education and how religion was taught in postprimary schools.

Keywords: teaching; educational administration; professionalization; schooling; Islamic religious culture; mass education; Nasser Years; Anwar Sadat; postprimary schools; elementary school program

Chapter.  9828 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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