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ERIC Number: ED520084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug-10
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Pakistan's Primary Education Quality Improvement Program: Local Partners Work with Rural Communities to Support High Quality Education for Girls
Afridi, Zahid A.
Academy for Educational Development
This document describes the contributions made by the Primary Education Quality Improvement Program (1996-1999) to the broad goals of improved access, equity, and quality in girls' primary education in Pakistan. In Balochistan, the largest but least developed province of Pakistan, an innovative approach to educational development was successfully implemented through the Primary Education Quality Improvement Program (PEQIP). With the assistance of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), villagers selected young, rural women to be trained as teachers. Parents then organized themselves into village education committees to support the new teacher and her school. Finally, NGOs helped establish partnerships between the government's education field officers and communities to promote the benefits of primary education. As a result of these interventions, more girls now go to school, teachers' attendance has improved, and student-centered, high quality teaching is evident. PEQIP inspired--and also benefited from--many other projects and programs, including the Balochistan Primary Education Development Program and national and provincial Social Action Programs. [Funding for this report was provided by the Royal Netherlands Embassy.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan