Training teachers how to teach: transnational exchange and the introduction of social-scientific pedagogy in 1890s Egypt

Kalmbach, Hilary (2014) Training teachers how to teach: transnational exchange and the introduction of social-scientific pedagogy in 1890s Egypt. In: Booth, Marilyn and Gorman, Anthony (eds.) The long 1890s in Egypt: colonial quiescence, subterranean resistance. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 87-116. ISBN 9780748670123

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Abstract

The 1890s were crucial to the development of an explicitly Egyptian national education system. Despite the efforts of colonial officials such as Lord Cromer and Douglas Dunlop, British cultural and linguistic influence was incomplete in fin-de-siècle Egypt. Reforms to Egyptian teacher training in the 1890s highlight how Egyptian administrators, especially graduates of educational missions, actively engaged in cross-cultural borrowing from Europe. Non-British – especially French – pedagogies were especially important. Egyptian educationalists translated foreign knowledge into the Egyptian cultural context, creating European-Islamic hybrids which were then transmitted further via the Egyptian government school system. However, 1890s developments also laid the groundwork for increased British cultural and linguistic influence after the turn of the century. Egyptians began studying at England’s Borough Road teacher training school shortly after the 1889 opening of the English-language Khedivial Teachers’ School, which joined the Arabic-focused Dar al-‘Ulum School and the French-language Tawfiqiyya Teachers’ School.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: nationalism colonial education cross-cultural borrowing cultural translation pedagogy teacher training hybridity Egypt Dar al-Ulum Borough Road College educational missions
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain > DA010 British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth
D History General and Old World > DS History of Asia > DS041 Middle East. Southwestern Asia. Ancient Orient. Arab East. Near East
D History General and Old World > DT History of Africa > DT0043 Egypt
L Education > LA History of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers and administrators > LB2165 Teacher training in universities and colleges
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education > LB2326.4 Institutions of higher education
L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa. Oceania) > LG401 Africa > LG511 Egypt
Depositing User: Hilary Kalmbach
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 08:08
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2015 08:08
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51870

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