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The Pedagogy of Empowerment: Community Schools as a Social Movement in Egypt

Malak Zaalouk


This new study weaves anthropological detail with hard facts and analysis as it takes the reader to visit the community schools of Upper Egypt. It offers a historical understanding of the initiative whilst carefully embedding it in the political and economic global context of the late twentieth century. The book first introduces the movement approach to development and carefully develops the notion of learning as a countermovement to the disintegrating world of today. It then moves on to describe how a community schools movement developed in the most deprived areas of rural Egypt; how such a m ... More

Keywords: community schools, Upper Egypt, educational system, development, learning, countermovement, deprived areas, rural Egypt, community education, educational reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9789774160264
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774160264.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malak Zaalouk, author