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Histoire de l'éducation, n°148/2017

Histoire de l'éducation au Moyen-Orient de la fin du XIXe siècle à nos jours

Edited by Chantal Verdeil

Histoire de l'éducation

History of Education in the Middle East (19th-20th century)

The modern history of education in the Middle East is nowadays a dynamic field of scholarly research. Public education systems, missionary or community school networks and the recent rise of higher education are receiving particular attention. This special issue "History of education in the Middle East from the end of the 19th century to the present day" aims to present current research trends to scholars unfamiliar with this cultural area. It first proposes a historiographical synthesis on this subject. The articles included in this issue focuses on the contents taught in various institutions through moral education textbooks used in Egypt at the beginning of the twentieth century, the teaching of the history in Sudan from 1900 to 1960 or the introduction of sociology at the American University of Beirut at the beginning of the 20th century. Two other articles deal with vocational education through agricultural education in Palestine, Transjordan and Iraq from 1920's to the 1960’s and school-based industrial education in Egypt in the late nineteenth century.