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Primary education in Pakistan: Outcomes on key indicators

Pakistan has signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child and voted in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, both of which assert the right of each child to education, with primary education compulsory and available free to all. However, Pakistan is far from achieving universal access to primary education, and primary education quality remains … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 6: Education in Present-Day Pakistan

Today’s post is the final post in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences Islamic Influences British Influences A Separate Nation Education in Present-Day Pakistan (this post) Some of the information in this series is drawn from the book, … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 5: A Separate Nation

Today’s post is the fifth in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences Islamic Influences British Influences A Separate Nation (this post) Education in Present-Day Pakistan A Separate Nation Over the centuries, India – including present-day Pakistan – has been … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 4: British Influences

Today’s post is the fourth in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences Islamic Influences British Influences (this post) A Separate Nation Education in Present-Day Pakistan Some of the information in this series is drawn from the book, “Going … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 3: Islamic Influences

Today’s post is the third in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences Islamic Influences (this post) British Influences A Separate Nation Education in Present-Day Pakistan Some of the information in this series is drawn from the book, “Going to … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 2: Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences

Today’s post is the second in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences (this post) Islamic Influences British Influences A Separate Nation Education in Present-Day Pakistan Some of the information in this series is drawn from the book, “Going to … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 1: Introduction

Today’s post is the first in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction (this post) Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences Islamic Influences British Influences A Separate Nation Education in Present-Day Pakistan Some of the information in this series is drawn from the book, “Going … Continue reading

Learning about learning: What affects children’s learning in Sindh, Pakistan?

Recently, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) released a publication summarizing and reflecting upon major research studies carried out alongside AKF’s education initiatives in ten countries (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, and Portugal). For each study, the publication provides a brief introduction to the programme, an overview of the study design, and a summary of … Continue reading

Research ethics: Respecting cultural values while trying to ‘do no harm’ in Pakistan

I was invited to contribute an ethics case study for the “Ethical Research Involving Children: International Charter and Guidelines”. [UPDATE Oct. 30, 2013: The charter has now been published and can be found with additional resources at this website: Ethical Research Involving Children.] In my previous post I described the background context and ethical challenge. Here is … Continue reading