The purpose of this study is to evaluate the educational textbook market in Egypt as well as analyze the potential impact of newer textbooks published by major textbook publishers that include elements of Egyptian/Arab heritage; history, art and literature. A market analysis was conducted by examining the responses of stakeholders from an American private school in Cairo, Egypt. The educational construct, here, is a formal American, private K-12 school in Egypt.The feasibility study will be conducted to assist the publishers in making the decision that will be in the best interest of the textbook selection procedure. From this school the following participants were examined in the study: three focus groups of parents/guardians, each containing five members, three focus groups of students from the twelfth grade, each containing five members, and three focus groups of teachers, each containing five members.Based on this study, textbook publishers will understand that post 25th January, 2011, a window of opportunity has opened in Egypt with a growing demand for their services.


International & Comparative Education Department

Degree Name

MA in International & Comparative Education

Graduation Date

Fall 1-23-2013

Submission Date

January 2013

First Advisor

Purinton, Ted

Second Advisor


Third Advisor


Committee Member 1

Norman, Peggy

Committee Member 2

Sedky Winter, Amal

Committee Member 3



46 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis


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I would like to express my deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Samiha Peterson (Dean of the Graduate School of Education), my thesis adviser, Dr. Ted Purinton, my dearest professors: Dr. Peggy Norman, Dr. Amal Sedky Winter, Dr. Heba el Deighady, and Dr. Ana Gil Garcia, without whom this thesis would not have been possible. And foremost, to my loving and supportive family; father Soliman, mother Abla, and dearest son Ziad, I thank you for your kindness, patience, compassion, and for always believing in me. I couldn't have done this without you. This work is for my students and my colleagues, 2001 - Present - Future. It is for Egypt.