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Shizza Fatima – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2023
This paper explores student experiences of language-in-education policies through the lens of colonial processes and traces such logic as they operate through educational institutions. Drawing on semi-structured interviews of high school seniors and recent graduates, I investigate how students in Pakistani secondary schools interact with…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Language of Instruction, Decolonization, Foreign Countries
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Sumit Karn; Vandita Churiwal; Chris Henderson; Mia Chin; Shreya Sanjeev – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2023
Although primary school enrollment in Pakistan has increased in the last two decades, schooling quality for girls and boys remains a central challenge. Furthermore, strides made toward gender parity are yet to address pervasive inequities in schooling outcomes. To provide insight on this matter, this paper interrogates girls' achievement in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Quality
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Gul Muhammad Rind – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2023
Globalization of education is widely contested in the current academic discussion due to its polarizing effects on the economy, society, and culture. Globalization and colonization have several commonalities because the origin of globalization can be traced to the colonial era. The privatization of education has also emerged with globalization.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Global Approach, Postcolonialism
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Tahir, Izza – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2022
Pakistan has been engaged in the project of madrassa reform since the early days of its nationhood. Since gaining independence from Britain in 1947, successive Pakistani governments have introduced a series of reforms aimed at regulating and reforming the madrassa sector, but the repeated failure of these efforts suggests the presence of some…
Descriptors: Religious Schools, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Fasih, Tazeen; Patrinos, Harry A.; Shafiq, M. Najeeb – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2021
In this study, we develop a conceptual framework that explains the reasons behind a widening of the gaps in private rates of return to university education during an economic crisis such as COVID-19. Next, we report stylized facts on the private rates of return to university education before and after economic crises in Indonesia, Pakistan, and…
Descriptors: Economic Impact, Economic Factors, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Badami, Hasnain R.; Fatima, Rubab – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2020
This paper traces the implementation of a pedagogical framework in a low-cost private school in Karachi designed to put students' engagement with the world at the center of the learning process. The need for such a framework arose as a response to the realization that education system in Pakistan is lagging behind in preparing children of a…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement
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Qahir, Katayon – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2007
This article details a pilot Minimum Standards assessment in Afghan refugee schools supported by the International Rescue Committee's Female Education Program in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. A set of specifically selected, contextualized indicators, based on the global INEE Minimum Standards, served as a tool for teachers and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Refugees, Educational Indicators
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Ahmad, Iftikhar – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
Since the 1980s the mission of the national citizenship education curriculum in Pakistan has been the Islamization of society. The government curriculum guidelines require textbooks to emphasize Islam as the national ideology of the state of Pakistan. Recognizing the deleterious effect of an exclusivist curriculum on the civic unity of the nation,…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Textbook Content, Religious Cultural Groups, Civics