Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: 'The soul of a nation' : Abdallah Nadim and education reform in Egypt (1845-1896)
Authors: Herrera, Linda
Keywords: Education -- Mediterranean Region
Education -- Egypt -- History -- 19th century
Nadim, 'Abdallah, 1845-1896
Education -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Women -- Education -- Egypt
Girls -- Education -- Egypt
Education -- Philosophy
Education -- Egypt -- Sociological aspects
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Herrera, L. (2002). 'The soul of a nation' - 'Abdallah Nadim and education reform in Egypt (1845-1896). Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies, 7(1), 1-24
Abstract: The historiography of educational reform in 19th century Egypt is driven largely by modernization approaches in which reformers are cast as ‘liberals’ and ‘westernizers;’ figures outside these paradigms tend to be overlooked. ‘Abdallah Nadim (1845-1896), a nineteenth century social reformer, experimented throughout his life with ‘educating the nation.’ He founded the first Islamic Benevolent Society school in Egypt and authored some of the most widely circulated articles on education and society of his day. In this paper we will review Nadim’s life history, examine the educational terrain of 1890’s Egypt with particular emphasis on girls’ education, and discuss a specific set of articles authored by Nadim on Muslim youth and European education. With his combination of anticolonial, proto-nationalist, conservative Islamic, yet ‘modern’ approach to educational reform, Nadim represents a populist – if neglected figure in Egypt’s educational history.
ISSN: 1024-5375
Appears in Collections:MJES, Volume 7, No. 1 (2002)
MJES, Volume 7, No. 1 (2002)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
The soul of a nation – Abdallah Nadim and educational reform in Egypt -1845-1896.pdf505.65 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.