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Putting Islam to WorkEducation, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt$
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Gregory Starrett

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780520209268

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520209268.001.0001

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The Progressive Policy of the Government

The Progressive Policy of the Government

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(p.62) CHAPTER 3 The Progressive Policy of the Government
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Putting Islam to Work
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Gregory Starrett

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0003

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

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