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Lessons from Implementation of Educational Reforms in Pakistan: Implications for Policy and Practice

ISBN : 9780199406081

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Author: 
Takbir Ali; Sarfaroz Niyozov
Pages
512 Pages
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Hardcover
Size
146 x 226 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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A resourceful insight for stakeholders and reformers on the future of education in Pakistan, Lessons from Implementation of Educational Reforms in Pakistan: Implications for Policy and Practice offers challenging research-grounded accounts from a selection of distinct research studies, carried out by AKU-IED faculty.

Index: 

Acknowledgements
Acronyms
Editors and Contributors
Foreword
PART I: INTRODUCTION AND AKU-IED'S ROLE IN EDUCATIONAL REFORM
1. Imperatives of Educational Reform in Pakistan: Towards an Analytical Framework Takbir Ali
2. In Pursuit of Educational Reform and Institutional Growth: AKU-IED's Experience Sadrudin Pardhan
PART II: SCHOOL CAPACITY BUILDING THROUGH STEP AND EDIP PROJECTS
3. An All-Encompassing Approach to Educational Reform: A Case of the STEP Project Takbir Ali
4. Leadership Capacity Building: A Pathway to Enduring Educational Change Takbir Ali
5. Educational Development and Improvement Programme (EDIP): An Innovative School Improvement Model Mola Dad Shafa, Sharifullah Baig, and Zeenat Shah
6. Exploring the Nature and Pattern of Mentoring Practices: A Study on Mentees' Perspectives Sadia Muzaffar Bhutta, Takbir Ali, and Nahid Parween Anwar
7. The Nature of Experience of AKU-IED's MEd Graduates: A Phenomenological Study Ayesha Bashiruddin and Mir Afzal Tajik
8. Private and Social Returns of Higher Education: A Case of AKU-IED's MEd Graduates Naureen Madhani
PART III: UNDERSTANDING ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL GOVERNANCE
9. Educational Governance Conundrum: Decision-Making Structures, Processes and Outcomes Takbir Ali and Dilshad Ashraf
PART IV: CAPACITY BUILDING FOR TEACHER EDUCATION THROUGH STEP PROJECT
10. Professional Development Initiatives: Imperatives for Maximum Returns on Investment Kulsoom Jaffer, Zubeda Bana, and Khushal Khan
11. Action Research for Capacity Building of Teacher-Educators Nusrat Fatima Rizvi
12. Institutional Strengthening: Case Studies of Government Elementary Colleges of Education Sadia Bhutta, Zubeda Bana, and Kulsoom Jaffer
PART V: CONCLUSION
13. Engaging the Global to Create Local Models for Education Reform Sarfaroz Niyozov
Index

About the author: 

Takbir Ali is Assistant Professor and Head Outreach at the Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), Karachi, Pakistan. He obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Takbir has extensive work experience in designing and executing developmental projects in Pakistan's education sector. He coordinated the Strengthening Teacher Education in Pakistan (STEP) project (2008-2016) of AKU-IED. He has research interest in teachers' change experiences, teacher development, curriculum implementation, school improvement, and teaching and learning science in schools.; Sarfaroz Niyozov is the Director of the Institute for Educational Development of the Aga Khan University (AKU-IED), Karachi. Niyozov holds a BA in Arabic from Tajik State University, MEd from the Aga Khan University, and PhD from University of Toronto. He has been an active member of professional associations such as the Central Eurasian Studies and Comparative International Education Societies. His research and teaching experiences include comparative international education, Islamic education, teacher development, and borrowing and lending of reform policies and practices in developing countries.

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