Abstract

This research investigated the possibility of privatizing pre-university or basic education in Egypt. The pre-university education consists of three levels: primary education (six years), preparatory education (three years) and high school education (three years). The researcher employed the qualitative approach using semi-structured face-to-face interviews to collect answers to the research questions. The main findings of the research suggest that there are a huge demand on private schools in Egypt specially schools that teach English-based curriculum. Privatization in education could be one of the effective solutions to raise the quality of education, expand educational services and reduce the financial burden on the government. Recommendation suggests a gradual implementation to privatization of pre-university education in Egypt using the school vouchers system with taking in consideration concerns of teachers, schools managements, parents, students, and private sector.

Department

Public Policy & Administration Department

Degree Name

MA in Public Administration

Date of Award

2-1-2018

Online Submission Date

September 2017

First Advisor

Karini, Artan

Committee Member 1

Bhuiyan, Shahjahan

Committee Member 2

Barsoum, Ghada

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

89 p.

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The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

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