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Malak Zaalouk

Malak Zaalouk will be joining the Graduate School of Education in the fall of 2010-2011 as Visiting Professor of Practice. Dr. Zaalouk’s professional career includes serving as UNICEF Regional Senior Education Adviser for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (2005-2010). Dr. Zaalouk joined UNICEF in April 1992 as the Education Section chief in Egypt.  She was engaged in the founding of community schools/education and has promoted Girls’ education and Quality Education Reform

Prior to joining UNICEF, Dr. Zaalouk was Lecturing in University and was an Expert in the National Research center.  She was also engaged in a number of committees and organizations on human rights and gender issues.  She has published a number of books and has numerous articles in her name on development issues. 

Dr. Zaalouk an Egyptian national, holds a Diploma in Educational planning from the International Institute of  Educational Planning IIEP in Paris, a  Ph.D in Social Anthropology form the University of Hull UK, an MA in Sociology from the American University in Cairo and a BA in Political Science from the same University.

Research Interests:

 Political economy of reform and social change,gender, education and development, empowerment, participation and development, liberation education, comparative education, quality education, community participation and education, transitions from school to life.


Professor zaalouk’s publications are in Arabic and English. Some of her publications include:

English Books:

Zaalouk, M. and others, Law and population,1974, The National Center for Social and 
    Criminal Research

Zaalouk, M., Class, Class, Power and Foreign Capital in Egypt: The Emergence of a
    new bourgeoisie, Zed Books, London1989.

Zaalouk,M., The Children of the Nile, Innovation series, UNESCO, 1995

Zaalouk, M., Women in the Egyptian Labour Force in Egypt: The central Agency for 
    public mobilization and statistics, 1996

Zaalouk,M., Background Author for the Arab Human Development Development Report, 
    UNDP, 2002 Creating Opportunities For the coming generations

Zaalouk, M, The Pedagogy of Empowerment: Community Schools as a Social 
    Movement in Egypt
. American University in Cairo Press 2004

Zaalouk,M., Author of the Education component in the Egypt Human Development 
    Report  Choosing our Future: Towards a new Social Contract , UNDP, 2005

Zaalouk,M., “ Mediation and Innovations: The Case of Egypt” in Oxfam Girls’ Education 
    and partnerships

Arabic Books:

Women and National Development
, Arab Documentation center and UNESCO, 1984.

Women Workers in the textile and food industries
, ESCWA,1989 Ikhtab, The social History of a village, The National Center For Social and criminological research, 1995.

Al Ta’aleem Min Agl al Tamkin: Madares al Mogtama’, Namouzag le Haraka Ijtima’eya Fi Misr, (Community Schools as a social movement in Egypt), Elias, 2007.

In addition, Dr. Zaalouk has extensive articles in both English and Arabic.