Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title
In pursuit of educational reform and institutional growth: AKU-IED's experience
Book Title or Conference Proceedings Title
Lessons from implementation of educational reforms in Pakistan: Implications for policy and practice
Institute for Educational Development, Karachi
Takbir Ali, and Sarfaroz Niyozov
Oxford University Press
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. These studies originated from two major multi-year international and donor-funded education improvement projects in Pakistan—the Strengthening Teacher Education in Pakistan (STEP), and the Educational Development and Improvement Programme (EDIP).
Providing a blend of qualitative and quantitative accounts of practices, attitudes, and challenges of integrating local and international experiences and ideas around educational reform and professional development at micro-levels, and these projects’ promising implications at macro-levels, the book provides a distinct understanding of the processes of educational reforms in Pakistan. It delves into issues involved in understanding the nexus of theory and practice in the context of large-scale education reforms. While providing a conceptual base for reflections, it raises such critical questions on how local and global successful practices and experiences can be merged into new quality and sustainable projects and frameworks for educational change in Pakistan and other developing countries.
Pardhan, S. (2017). In pursuit of educational reform and institutional growth: AKU-IED’s experience. In T. Ali & S. Niyozov (Eds.), Lessons from implementation of educational reforms in Pakistan: Implications for policy and practice (pp. 35–73). Karachi: Oxford University Press.