IMPACT-SE (formerly CMIP) published the following report on
the Egyptian schoolbooks:
Jews, Christians, War and Peace in Egyptian School Textbooks
This reports surveys 103 Egyptian textbooks for use in state schools
and 16 textbooks for use in the religious Azharite school system.
majority of the books were published in 2002.
the Full Report:
Read the Report by Chapter:
of Contents (pdf,
Summary (pdf, 151 kb)
1: The Egyptian Educational System (pdf,
2: The General Attitude to Other Religions (pdf,
3: The Christian West (pdf,
4: The Copts (pdf,
5: The Jews (pdf,
6: The Palestinian Problem (pdf,
7: Israel (pdf,
8: Tolerance vs. Extremism (pdf,
9: The Attitude to Peace (pdf,
10: The Attitude to War (pdf,
11: Jihad and Martyrdom (pdf,
12: Terror (pdf,
of Sources (pdf,
- IMPACT-SE Press Release: "A Comparative
Analysis of Egypt's, Tunisia's and Iran's Schoolbooks"
(pdf, 43 kb) - French
(pdf, 43 kb) - Hebrew
Synopsis - Israel and Tunisia rank highest in education
for tolerance and peace in the Middle East. This is the
finding of pioneering survey conducted by IMPACT-SE, which
shows that Tunisia has instituted educational reforms and
is no less tolerant than Israel. On the other hand, the
curriculum of the Egyptian school system, still in grip
of the al-Azhar clerics, does not teach democratic values,
lowering the chances for the emergence of a liberal democratic
government in Egypt. Iran ranked lowest. Read
Go to IMPACT-SE
in the Media for media reactions to the press release.
- The Jerusalem Post: "'Intolerant
textbooks may prevent democracy in Egypt"
February 1, 2011 -
Version (96 kb)
Study: Israel and Tunisia rank highest on Mideast tolerance
index, while Egyptian curricula deny Israel's existence,
emphasize war narratives...