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Friday, December 21, 2012

Rethinking Education in Pakistan

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Shahid Siddiqui

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Expert Reviews

Dr. Shahid Siddiqui is one of those rare academics who dare to think outside the grooves pre-determined by the milieu of our educational system. He does this by combining impressive erudition with original ideas and analysis. I recommend his work to all those who want to understand what is new in teacher education and applied linguistics in Pakistan.

Dr Tariq Rahman
National Distinguished Professor, Quaid e Azam University Islamabad

Two central themes underlie Professor Siddiqui's latest, highly insightful book. His wide-ranging analysis goes beyond the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ to probe more deeply into the many ‘whys’ of education in Pakistan today. Further, he maintains a clear focus on the central role the informed classroom teacher can play as a powerful, and often neglected, front’line change agent in education. ‘Rethinking Education in Pakistan' fills a glaring void which educators at all levels will find compelling.

Alan E. Wheeler, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Brock University Canada

Dr Siddiqui in his book, Rethinking Education in Pakistan, emerges as a spokesperson for the learning community. He uses relevant metaphors to reinterpret education phenomenon in the wake of increasing demands of today’s complex world, especially, globalization, free marketing, pluralism, and advanced technology.
Dr Muhammad Memon
Director, IED,The Aga Khan University Karachi

Rethinking Education in Pakistan, has presented novel perspectives in education.

The Nation

The writer has been successful in debunking myths surrounding the theory and practice of public education.

The Dawn