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Changing pedagogies: Dar al-'Ulum and the impact of social scientific thought in Egypt in the interwar period

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paper read at the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies Workshop Historical and Critical Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Egypt, 1882-1952 held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 4-5, 2008
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This paper argues that Egyptian civil schools, such as Dar al-‘Ulum, were actively sought out by students for their new approaches to teaching and learning. It first highlights the perceived need for additional pedagogical training for teachers in Egyptian primary and secondary schools, which was the rationale for Dar al-‘Ulum's founding in 1872. It then argues that pedagogical problems at al-Azhar were not only a target of education reform, but also a source of dissatisfaction among the stud...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
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uuid:6ef2cbfd-f690-473a-a2ba-32732adc7732
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ora:6246

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