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The Development and Expansion of Education in the United Arab Republic


reviewed by John S. Badeau 1966

coverTitle: The Development and Expansion of Education in the United Arab Republic
Author(s): Amir Boktor
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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What have 13 years of revolution done for Egypt? Even the casual tourist cannot miss the atmosphere of change and progress in the ancient Valley of the Nile. There are many physical evidences of development—more public parks, cleaner streets, better dressed people, low-cost housing units, new public buildings. Serious observers note these, but also note the large Egyptian military establishment, the uncertain results of pragmatic economic experimentation, and the heavy government expenditures in support of activities in neighboring countries. In the face of such facts, they frequently wonder whether the most vital needs of internal development may not take second place in the revolution's objectives. One of the clearest and least debatable answers to the contrary is the remarkable record of the revolutionary regime in the field of public education. Although modern Egypt has always been considerably ahead of its Arab neighbors in the size and growth of a national school... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 6, 1966, p. 464-464
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2326, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 4:29:16 AM

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