Education during the Time of the Revolution in Egypt

Dialectics of Education in Conflict

  • Nagwa Megahed

Part of the Comparative and International Education book series (CIEDV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Nagwa Megahed
    Pages 1-8
  3. Dialectics of Citizenship Education and Youth Movement for Peacebuilding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Jason Nunzio Dorio
      Pages 11-36
    3. Soha Aly
      Pages 59-79
  4. Dialectics of Education for Global Citizenship and Women’s Empowerment

  5. Dialectics of Teacher Professional Development and Educational Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 171-173

About this book


Since the 25th January 2011 revolution, Egyptians experienced and engaged in a daily debate. Controversially, some argued that the conflict and revolts in Egypt, and the Arab region, were neither coincidental, nor the result of a “domino effect” of collective actions by oppressed people against autocratic regimes. Rather, these revolts were the result of mobilization efforts made over decades by several activist groups, as well as national and international non-governmental organizations. Contrary to this view, others claim that despite the rapid economic growth of Egypt in the 2000s, there was a wide gap in the distribution of wealth and economic return, which left the majority of Egyptians suffering from poverty and high rate of unemployment, especially among youth. Obviously, while national and international economic and political dynamics dominated the daily debate, education remains the forgotten arena amidst conflict. With the exacerbation of conflict between militant extremists and modern states in the region, and most recently in many European countries, it became more important than ever before to understand the dialectics of education in conflict in different local contexts, starting in this book by the Egyptian context. The book focuses on education in Egypt during the time of the revolution as perceived by university students, youth activists, educational professionals, government officials and civil society organizations. Its chapters reveal the tension, contradiction and/or coherence among different players as related to their respective role in education for civic engagement, national identity, global citizenship, peace-building, teacher professional development, and women's and students’ empowerment. The book illustrates the dialectics of education in conflict by articulating diverse meanings and perspectives given by Egyptian stakeholders when describing their actions and reality(ies) during the time of the revolution and its aftermath.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nagwa Megahed
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ain Shams UniversityEgypt
  2. 2.The American University in CairoEgypt

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6351-206-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-9880
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9899
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