ERIC Number: ED404062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Communication Gap in Education in Sindh, Pakistan.
Exposure to industrialization, urbanization, and commercial activities in the past 45 years has improved attitudes towards women in Pakistan, but they are still considered subordinate to men and the property of parents or husband. Traditional social values do not allow women full integration and participation in social and economic activities. Seclusion of women, dictated by religion, is a main reason why females are less educated. Socioeconomic, cultural, and social practices cause various types of communication gaps that hinder education in general, and women's education in particular: communication gaps between teacher and students, between parents and students, between genders, and between traditional and nontraditional environments. After a discussion of each of these, various goals of education are identified and explained: cultural, social, individual, and international. Suggestions for achieving these goals include reshaping the education system to respond to rapidly changing socioeconomic and cultural demands; providing equal education and job opportunities for women; training students to develop a new integrated society through ideological and social uplift programs; emphasizing science and vocational education; reducing the number of students in class; implementing teacher refresher courses; providing financial assistance; improving the status of women; and utilizing distance education. (TD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sindh Rural Women's Uplift Group, Hyderabad (Pakistan).
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan