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ERIC Number: ED341248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
School Ka Sabaq: Literacy in a Girls' Primary School in Rural Pakistan.
Farah, Iffat
Literacy learning practices in the context of a girls' school in Pakistan are described as part of a larger study. "School ka sabaq" or "school lesson" is recognized as involving reading and writing activities as well as behavior particular to the institution of the school. The goals of school ka sabaq, which are to pass exams and acquire credentials, are determined by and limited to the institution of schooling. Although the teachers do not include in their goals the transfer of skills learned at school to reading and writing needs in everyday life, the community members mention these as an expected or desired outcome of "school ka sabaq." A description of the reading and writing activities along with the division of time and space in the school shows that literacy activities are reflected in and determined by the context of the particular institution within which they are learned and practiced. School-community relations and the community's goals for girls' literacy are also described. (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pakistan
Note: In: PENN Working Papers, Volume 7, Number 2/Fall 1991; see FL 020 001. p59-81.