Aspects of Education in the Middle East and Africa

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Colin Brock, Lila Zia Levers
Symposium Books Ltd, May 7, 2007 - Education - 244 pages
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The chapters in this volume do not represent the whole of the Middle East and North Africa, as such a collection would have been too large for one volume. Rather, the selection here is intended to present different perspectives on a range of educational issues, relevant to a particular focus or country, or common to a number of countries in the area. There is no overarching theme beyond that which is common to most of the countries in this area; such as modernity versus tradition; the spread of education effecting sociological changes - most pronounced in the rural and tribal areas; the changing fortunes and roles of women; the aspiration and expectation of youth; and the state having become the major player in providing education. These are all shared by most of the countries represented here. 

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Colin Brock Lila Zia Levers Introduction
9
patriarchal interpretations of Sura 434 and their unreading by educated Muslim women
21
Serra Kirdar The Impact of Educational Empowerment on Women in the Arab World
39
Sally Findlow Women Higher Education and Social Transformation in the Arab Gulf
57
André Elias Mazawi Besieging the Kings Tower? EnGendering Academic Opportunities in the Gulf Arab States
77
Golnar Mehran Religious Education of Muslim and NonMuslim Schoolchildren in the Islamic Republic of Iran
99
Iran MohammadiHeuboeck Aspects of Bilingualism in Iranian Kurdish Schoolchildren
127
equality of opportunity from nation building to neoliberalism
141
the politics of education among the Negev Bedouin Israel
163
Bilal Fouad Barakat The Struggle for Palestinian National Education Past and Present
185
the hopes and challenges of the current educational reform
209
Ayse Kok Computerising Turkeys Schools
223
Notes on Contributors
236
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