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Nurturing the NationThe Family Politics of Modernizing, Colonizing, and Liberating Egypt, 1805-1923$
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Lisa Pollard

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520240223

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520240223.001.0001

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The Home, the Classroom, and the Cultivation of Egyptian Nationalism

The Home, the Classroom, and the Cultivation of Egyptian Nationalism

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(p.100) Chapter 4 The Home, the Classroom, and the Cultivation of Egyptian Nationalism
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Nurturing the Nation
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Lisa Pollard

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520240223.003.0005

British administrators and Egyptian nationalists subjected elite Egyptian schoolchildren to a reform of their personal behavior that was designed to fit the needs of the Egyptian state—both as it transformed itself and as it struggled to liberate itself from the British. British government officials called for the creation of more productive, more modern Egyptians to serve the state. The classroom became the laboratory in which Egyptian youth learned and practiced new habits, behaviors, and relationships. The most basic lesson which turn-of-the-century Egyptian children learned was that their cultural traditions were responsible for Egypt's backwardness and its subsequent occupation. Teachers of all subjects taught Egyptian children that only when they learned and practiced a new set of traditions in their private and public lives would they be capable of accompanying Egypt into a modern and independent age.

Keywords:   schoolchildren, behavior, Egyptian nationalism, culture

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