Agents of Change: The Problematic Landscape of Pakistans K-12 Education and the People Leading the Change

ISBN : 9780190706340

Amjad Noorani; Nadeem Hussain
500 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jun 2021
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Agents of Change is a compilation of thought-provoking insights, opinions, personal stories, and suggested actions for change in the K-12 education system in Pakistan. It validates how good schooling can alleviate poverty and advance societal development through equitable opportunity for quality education. Clear and precise proposals are offered for reforms in the Pakistani context. Thoughtful analyses are based on sound research, conversations in the education community, interviews with experts in the field, and first-hand knowledge of the many challenges in the education system. There is also a Call to Action for broader public support and civic leadership to oversee the reforms. The authors argue that it will take greater public participation and strategic political advocacy to chip away at the problems. The case is made that the TCF* model of quality education and efficient management at a large scale offers a template for improvements in the education system. * The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a Pakistani non-profit that operates 1,650 schools, including 300 adopted public schools.


Shashi Buluswar
On a Personal Note
Amjad Noorani
Amjad Noorani
1. Fixing the Problematic Education System
2. The Incredible Story of TCF
3. The Saleem Family of Ibrahim Goth
4. Agents of Change
5. The Right to Education
6. The Madrasa as an Institution of Education
7. Education Reform: The Essentials
1. Politics of Education in Pakistan
Irfan Muzaffar
2. Education Governance and Political Advocacy: A Case of Punjab
Salman Humayun and Ehtisham Adil
3. The Social, Political and Economic Imperatives of Education: A Systems Perspective
Anjum Altaf
Final Thoughts and a Call to Action
Acknowledgements and Gratitude

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