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Arab Republic of Egypt [microform] : Review of Early Childhood Education and Human Capital Formation / Morikazu Ushiogi, Shinichira Tanaka and Chloe O'Gara
Bib ID 5693639
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Ushiogi, Morikazu
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2001 
33 p. 

This report submitted to the World Bank analyzes the early childhood development (ECD) policies, strategies, and programs in Egypt in 2001. Information was gathered from documents, observations in kindergartens and nurseries, interviews with more than 50 teachers and parents, and a survey of policymakers and program managers in Cairo, Egypt. The report is presented in eight parts. Following introductory remarks, Part 2 presents general background information on factors influencing ECD policy development, including population and demography, nutrition and health, literacy, and economy. Part 3 presents the ECD policy framework, detailing the responsibilities of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and the Ministries of Education, Insurance and Social Affairs, and Health and Population. Part 4 describes center-based care and education programs, noting that there has been steady, although modest, growth in private sector kindergartens and rapid growth in preschools. Government commitment has contributed to improved class sizes, educational technology, and teacher qualifications. Part 5 presents information on the quality, standards, and norms for care and education of young children in Egypt. Part 6 discusses parent expectations for early childhood development and education related to safety, values education, school readiness, and second language education. Part 7 focuses on ECD financing, providing information on public expenditures for education in general and kindergarten in particular, public expenditures for nurseries, cost-sharing and private cost of ECD, household expenditures on children and education, and implications to improve current public ECD financing. The report concludes by asserting that Egypt has adopted appropriate policies and programs to optimize the development of its young children. (Contains 14 tables, 2 figures, and 13 references.) (KB)


Sponsoring Agency: World Bank, Washington, DC.

Contract Number: 7112063.

ERIC Note: Written in association with PADECO Co., Ltd. "Deliverable 1(b): Report providing analysis of Egyptian ECD policies, strategies, programs and associated public and private expenditures.".

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Child Care.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Educational Quality.  |  Expenditure per Student.  |  Financial Support.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Human Capital.  |  National Curriculum.  |  Preschool Curriculum.  |  Program Descriptions.  |  Public Policy.  |  Standards.  |  Teacher Education.  |  Egypt  |  Day Care Quality
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Tanaka, Shinichira, author  |  O'Gara, Chloe, author  |  Sprague, David, author  |  Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC
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