Al-Ahram Weekly Online   21 - 27 September 2006
Issue No. 813
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Quarterly Supplement (Autumn 2006)

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Special report:
Building a knowledge society
To take its place in the 21st century, Egypt needs to re-imagine itself, writes Nader Fergany
Time for change
Hamed Ammar warns about the looming danger in the current reform of the education system in Egypt
Let the new generation rise
The old Arab dreams of unity, liberty, justice and development are sound, but it is the youth, not the aging generation, that will see these ideas into practice, writes Farouk El Baz
Creating a system of excellence
Excellence in education is essential to a prosperous future for Egypt, writes Ismail Serageldin
Civic education and democracy
Educated teachers have a major role to play in promoting democratic principles, writes Mona Makram Ebeid
Islamising democracy
There is no fundamental incompatibility between Islam and democracy, writes Moataz Abdel Fattah
Educating working children
Can the poor earn a living and receive an education at the same time? Laila Iskandar explains how science and technology support sustainable education and development
The father of IT in Egypt speaks out
Beyond caught up with Hisham El Sherif to discuss how far along Egypt has gone in its quest to become a knowledge society. Below are excerpts from his interview with Samia Farid Shihata.
Do educators need education?
What makes a nation leap-frog to higher levels of development is its ability to ensure that the education given to its citizens is more than just basic education, writes Essam Mitwally
Resistance as prerequisite for reform
Hoda Elsadda outlines the philosophy behind one group of academics that is struggling for freedom on Egyptian university campuses
Our right to know
Educational reform needs to be put at the top of the agenda with the government telling parents and students what is in store, writes Samia Farid Shihata
Letter to the editor: Development corridor, not a desert road
Farouk El-Baz clarifies the nature of his proposals for development regeneration in Egypt
Pre-University Educational Reform In Egypt
The time is ripe for pre-university educational reform, suggests Malak Zaalouk
Bridging the Digital Divide
His Excellency the President of Senegal and Coordinator of the ICT of NEPAD, Maitre Abdoulaye Wade, shares with "Beyond" his determination to bridge the North-South Digital Divide
What it means to be a judge
Courage, fortitude and flexibility are essential qualities that make up the backbone of all judiciaries, writes Justice Joseph P Nadeau

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