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Pedagogy of Transition: Understanding University Student Movements in Post-2011 Egypt

The Power of Resistance

ISBN: 978-1-78350-461-9, eISBN: 978-1-78350-462-6

Publication date: 12 September 2017


In this chapter, I will first conceptualize social movement theory before examining the importance of student movements and student activism. I then will link social movement theory to the university in Egypt. Next, I will contextualize university activism by describing the authoritarian structures of Egypt’s university system. Then, using secondary data sources, I will characterize university activism during the three transitional political periods (under the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SACF), under President Morsi, and after the ousting of Morsi), and conclude with a discussion on the implications of student activism on future university reform.



Dorio, J.N. (2017), "Pedagogy of Transition: Understanding University Student Movements in Post-2011 Egypt", The Power of Resistance (Advances in Education in Diverse Communities, Vol. 12), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 339-363.



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