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Education: Colonial: Egypt
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Despite the fact that colonial administrators utilized the condition of women as a justification for the occupation, government education for girls did not improve with the arrival of the British in 1882. The British restricted access to education for both boys and girls by increasing fees and drastically reducing the number of subsidized positions, by creating a two-tiered educational system, and by altering the curriculum in the schools. With respect to boys' education, these changes consolida…

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Russell, Mona, “Education: Colonial: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0248c>
First published online: 2009

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