Education and the Arab Spring

Resistance, Reform, and Democracy

  • Eid Mohamed
  • Hannah R. Gerber
  • Slimane Aboulkacem

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Classroom Issues and Teacher Professional Development Struggles Post-Arab Spring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Abdullah F. Alrebh, Radhi Al-Mabuk
      Pages 3-23
    3. Nahed Abdelrahman, Beverly J. Irby
      Pages 25-47
  3. Youth Education and the Seeds of Social Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Ahmed Abd Rabou
      Pages 51-67
    3. Fadwa Bouguerra, Slimane Aboulkacem
      Pages 69-82
    4. Waleed F. Mahdi, Abdulghani A. Al-Hattami
      Pages 83-94
  4. Ideologies, Religion, and Education After the Arab Spring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Bader Mousa Al-Saif, Haneen Shafeeq Ghabra
      Pages 97-114
    3. Said F. Hassan
      Pages 129-149
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 151-160

About this book


Education and the Arab Spring: Resistance, Reform, and Democracy explores the current debate about education in the Middle East and North Africa post-Arab Spring. It draws from a variety of conceptual frameworks rooted in different disciplines and fields, such as education, religious and cultural studies, political science, and Arab studies. The book is, in part, a response to an increased demand since the Arab Spring – by universities, cultural institutions, think-tanks, education officials, policymakers and journalists – for a richer, deeper understanding of the role of education in post-Arab Spring states and societies. The book adds a unique and much-needed perspective to this field: its specific focus is on the Arab context, and its analysis is of issues of particular relevance to a changing world order. The great mix of experiences of the contributors attests to the excellent quality of this promising work.

“It is not infrequent to hear sweeping but general criticisms of all aspects of educational systems in the Arab world – everything from textbooks to teaching methodologies have come under scrutiny. The authors of this collection seek to move the debate beyond generalities by providing detailed studies; while informed by a sense of the inadequacy of existing systems, they also provide an empirically rich analysis of existing systems.” – Nathan Brown, George Washington University, USA


Education Arab Spring Democracy Revolution Middle East

Editors and affiliations

  • Eid Mohamed
    • 1
  • Hannah R. Gerber
    • 2
  • Slimane Aboulkacem
    • 3
  1. 1.Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, QatarUniversity of GuelphCanada
  2. 2.Sam Houston State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Sam Houston State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-471-8
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