Power in Centralized Education Systems: Teachers’ Perspectives in Egypt

Ali, Mona (2016) Power in Centralized Education Systems: Teachers’ Perspectives in Egypt. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

The main purpose of this dissertation is to examine the concept and

practice of power. The research explores definitions of power with a special

reference to the centralized system of governance. Moreover, the research

explores the concept of accountability as a key means in the relation between

power and autonomy. The research was conducted by taking multi perspective

approach within a qualitative research study to explore the case of Egypt as an

example of a centralized system. Research methods employed include piloting,

semi-structured interviews with six teachers, and documents study.

The findings show a number of contradictions between the rhetoric used

by the Ministry of Education and its practices with teachers and schools. The

study also shows that the Ministry’s use of the language of freedom is a means

to cover the repression that it practices to maintain its power. Also, the results

suggest that the Ministry’s practicing high levels of accountability on teachers

does not entirely take away their autonomy.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Gigg, Diane
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 15:02
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 00:32
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44666

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