Ismail al-Qabbani

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Ismail Mahmoud al-Qabbani
OccupationMinister of Education
Known forEducational reform

Ismail al-Qabbani (Arabic: إسماعيل القباني‎; born in 1898 in Asyut Governorate–1963) was an Egyptian reforming educationalist. He introduced to the Egyptian education system the concept of Pragmatism. He was also convinced that education in Egypt should be indigenous and rooted in Egyptian and Arabic culture.[1] He became Dean of the Institute of Education. He established the Journal of Modern Education[2] in 1948 and later became Minister for Education.

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  1. ^ "Ismail al-Qabbani: Educational Thinker". 2007-02-18. Archived from the original on 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  2. ^ Ismai'il al-Qabbani in Prospects : the quarterly review of comparative education, Paris, UNESCO : International Bureau of Education, vol. XXIV, no. 1/2, 1994, p. 355-374