Learning in Morocco: Language Politics and the Abandoned Educational Dream (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa) (Hardcover)

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Learning in Morocco offers a rare look inside public education in the Middle East. While policymakers see a crisis in education based on demographics and financing, Moroccan high school students point to the effects of a highly politicized Arabization policy that has never been implemented coherently. In recent years, national policies to promote the use of Arabic have come into conflict with the demands of a neoliberal job market in which competence in French is still a prerequisite for advancement. Based on long-term research inside and outside classrooms, Charis Boutieri describes how students and teachers work within, or try to circumvent, the system, whose contradictory demands ultimately lead to disengagement and, on occasion, to students taking to the streets in protest.

About the Author


Charis Boutieri is Senior Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of the Middle East at King's College London.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780253020512
ISBN-10: 0253020514
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: April 18th, 2016
Pages: 292
Language: English
Series: Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa