Measuring the Impact of Education (a Medium for Political Information), Which Leads to the Fostering of a Democratic Government in the Arab Region
Arabic Language, Literature & Culture
Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2016, Pages: 6-11
Received: Nov. 29, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 27, 2016; Published: Jan. 17, 2017
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Eiman Medhat Negm, Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport, College for Management and Technology, Alexandria, Egypt
Azza El Sharabassy, Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport, College for Management and Technology, Alexandria, Egypt
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Abstract
Education creates empowered citizens, promoting democracy. Prior studies stated that here is a correlation between education and democracy. However, little work has sought to establish a connecting link between these two variables, especially in the Arab Region or the newly developed democratic societies. The aim of this study is to measure the impact of education, which leads to fostering a democratic government in Egypt. The paper explores the correlation through quantitative approaches, which will provide valuable insight into this relationship. This study analysed 300 questionnaires using the SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) in order to test the research hypotheses. The selected sample were Egyptians of different socio-demographic backgrounds (age, gender, marital status, and education) in order to ensure a large enough variety in the studied population. In this study, education contains three components: Information, Thinking ability, and learning ability. The analysis shows that all the components of education contained a strong, positive, and significant relationship with fostering democratic government. This study contributed academically by providing insights concerning a newly emerging democratic society. With this knowledge practitioners can apply educational activities that empower citizens to exercise and defend their democratic rights and responsibilities in society.
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Arab Culture, Democracy, Education, Learning Ability, Politics, Thinking Ability
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Eiman Medhat Negm, Azza El Sharabassy, Measuring the Impact of Education (a Medium for Political Information), Which Leads to the Fostering of a Democratic Government in the Arab Region, Arabic Language, Literature & Culture. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2016, pp. 6-11. doi: 10.11648/j.allc.20160102.11
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