Abstract

This research aims at investigating the challenges of achieving education quality in public primary schools in Egypt, with a specific focus on readability issues. The researcher employed a qualitative approach to research, using semi-structured face-to-face interviews. The main findings of the research suggested that the main reasons affecting the efficiency of the education quality efforts and thus reading and writing proficiency in public primary schools include: (1) poor school resources including oversized classes and poor quality of teachers; (2) enhanced readability curricula and assessments are not in use, especially for restorative programs; (3) contradicting laws and regulations, such as the decree on automatic transfer of students; (4) lack of coordination between the different entities mandated with achieving education quality; among others. Recommendations include increasing the public funding of the education sector to cover education quality interventions from the state budget; enforcing the use of the readability curricula and the EGRA assessment tools; as well as adopting pro-poor policies in poor communities.

Department

Public Policy & Administration Department

Degree Name

MA in Public Administration

Date of Award

6-1-2017

Online Submission Date

May 2017

First Advisor

Barsoum, Ghada

Committee Member 1

Bhuiyan, Shahjahan

Committee Member 2

Karini, Artan

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

112 p.

Rights

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.

IRB

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Comments

I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to the Youssef Jameel fellowship opportunity without which I could have not completed this degree. It is indeed one of the most generous fellowships.

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