From Mission to Modernity Hardback

Evangelicals, Reformers and Education in Nineteenth Century Egypt

by Paul Sedra;

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From Mission to Modernity

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In this pioneering account of Egyptian educational history, Paul Sedra describes how the Egyptian state under Muhammad Ali Pasha sought to forge a new relationship with children during the nineteenth century. Through the introduction of modern forms of education, brought to Egypt by evangelical missions, the state aimed to ensure children's loyal service to the state, whether through conscription or forced labour. However, these schemes of educational reform, most prominently Joseph Lancaster's monitorial system, led to unforeseen consequences as students in Egypt's new modern schools resisted efforts to control their behaviour in creative and complex ways, and these acts of resistance themselves led to new forms of political identity. Tracing the development of a distinctly Egyptian 'modernity', From Mission to Modernity is indispensable for all those interested in Egyptian history and the history of modern education and reform.

From Mission to Modernity by Paul Sedra was published by I.B.Tauris& Co Ltd in March 2011. The ISBN for From Mission to Modernity is 9781848855489.

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Details for From Mission to Modernity

Page last updated 23rd January 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherI.B.Tauris& Co Ltd (March 2011)
Number of Pages256
Thickness28 mm
Height216 mm
Width134 mm
Product Code3462454
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