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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(7), 793-799
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-7-1
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Literacy and Adult Education in Egypt: Achievements and Challenges

Mohamed M. Ghoneim Sywelem1,

1Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education, Suez University, Suez, Egypt

Pub. Date: June 03, 2015

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Mohamed M. Ghoneim Sywelem. Literacy and Adult Education in Egypt: Achievements and Challenges. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(7):793-799. doi: 10.12691/education-3-7-1


This paper set out to examine the issue of Literacy and Adult Education in Egypt. The paper discussed the current status of Literacy and Adult Education in Egypt and the policies undertaken by either the Government or Non- government Organizations (NGOs) to provide programs to educate Adult Learners, and face the Illiteracy problem which remains one of the principal issues that limit the development and social transformation in Egypt. The paper followed the descriptive research method, and it concluded with some recommendations to explore alternative ways of improving quality and practice of Literacy and Adult Education programs under the rubric of lifelong learning. It argued that Literacy and Adult Education programs should help adult learners to improve their lives as individuals and as positive members in the community, especially after the Egyptian Revolution which called for “Aish, Horreya, Adala Egtema'eya!” or “Bread, freedom, social justice!”.

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