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The Struggle for Citizenship Education in Egypt
(Re)Imagining Subjects and Citizens

ISBN 9780367663568
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
292 Pages

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Book Description

This book offers nuanced analyses of the narratives, spaces, and forms of citizenship education prior to and during the aftermath of the January 2011 Egyptian Revolution. To explore the dynamics shaping citizenship education during this significant socio-political transition, this edited volume brings together established and emerging researchers from multiple disciplines, perspectives, and geographic locations. By highlighting the impacts of recent transitions on perceptions of citizenship and citizenship education in Egypt, this volume demonstrates that the critical developments in Egypt’s schools, universities, and other non-formal and informal spaces of education, have not been isolated from local, national, and global debates around meanings of citizenship.

Table of Contents

Foreword Nagwa Megahed

Introduction Jason Nunzio Dorio, Ehaab D. Abdou, and Nashwa Moheyeldine

Part I Pre-Revolution: Spaces of Citizenship Reproduction and Resistance

1 Envisioning hope in post-revolutionary Egypt through critical citizenship education

Jason Nunzio Dorio, Ehaab D. Abdou, and Nashwa Moheyeldine

2 Latent Heat: Changing Forms of Activism Under Repressive Regimes From Formal

Institutions to Disruptive Social Movements

Shireen Zayed

3 Social Media as a new space for Citizenship and Resistance in Egyptian Public Sphere

Yousra Omar El Farouk

4 Educated hope in Cairo: The formation of young Muslim citizens

Sara Lei Sparre

5 Re/production of the loyal Muslim Egyptian citizen: physical spaces, everyday rituals, and

discourses in schools

Mamdouh Fadil

Part II Post-Revolution: Citizenship Narratives and Spaces in Schools and Universities

6 Discourses Around Nubians: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Egyptian Social Studies and

History Textbooks

Nesma Mansour

7 One subject, various understandings: Secondary School Student perceptions of citizenship

in Post-Revolutionary Egypt

Nashwa Moheyeldine

8 Between Local and Global Citizenship in Egypt

Sara O. Ahmed

9 Global Citizenship Education In A Digital Age: A Collaborative Autoethnography

Maha Bali, Azza Awwad, Fatma Halawa, Fadila Hassib, Jana Khalifa, and

Fayrouz El Serougy

10 Citizenship negotiation in spaces of non-formal education: Student activities in Egyptian

public universities

Farah Ramzy

11 Towards a Holistic Journey of Self-authorship: Impacts of Community Engagement on

intercultural Maturity and Global Citizenship of University Students in Egypt

Noha Desouky Aly

Part III Nonformal and Informal Spaces of Citizenship Education

12 Unschooling and opportunities for boosting citizenship in Egypt

Nouran S. Ahmed

13 Rite of Passage? Child Laborers, Education and Identity in Egypt

Koboul E. Mansour

14 Alternative Spaces for Civic Engagement: The Phenomenon of Coworking Spaces in


Abeer Rabei and Shereen Aly

15 Egyptian History without "Gatekeepers": Non-Formal History Learning in Post-2011


Nayera Abdelrahman Soliman and Mohamed Yehia

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Jason Nunzio Dorio is a Lecturer at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA.

Ehaab D. Abdou is a Ph.D. Candidate at McGill University’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Canada.

Nashwa Moheyeldine is an instructor at the Professional Educators Diploma of the School of Continuing Education, at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt, and a senior instructor at the Teaching Effectiveness Unit at Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt.