Track and Sector in Egyptian Higher Education: Who Studies Where and Why?

  • Fatma Abdelkhalek Institute of Mathematics Budapest university of technology and economics
  • Ray Langsten Social Research Center American University in Cairo
Keywords: Higher Education, Equity, Privatization, Diversification, Egypt.

Abstract

Following the 1952 revolution, the Egyptian higher education system grew rapidly, with post-secondary institutes complementing the expanding university system. Private post-secondary institutes were permitted from 1970; in the early 1990s financial constraints and pressures for cost recovery prompted legislation allowing private universities. In the face of expansion, diversification, and partial privatization, concerns have arisen about equity in higher education opportunities. The 2014 Survey of Young People in Egypt is used to examine correlates of higher education track placement and of sector placement within tracks.

Published
2020-02-04
How to Cite
Abdelkhalek, F., & Langsten, R. (2020). Track and Sector in Egyptian Higher Education: Who Studies Where and Why?. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.32865/fire202062191
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