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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ratan Salem's Impressions on 'Rethinking Education in Pakistan'

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Ratan Salem

 I enjoyed reading “Rethinking Education in Pakistan’ by Dr. Shahid Siddiqui. I have been a Classroom teacher and a teacher educator with some experience in curriculum design. My present role is that of working with policy makers in the domain of teacher education. Frankly speaking I have learnt a lot from this book. Not only are Issues pertaining to education in-Pakistan delineated but solutions are etched out in a very simple language. Hardly have I come across a book which is written in such a simple and communicative manner. 
Hardly have I come across a book which is written in such a simple and communicative manner. 
What impressed me most was the chapter on non formal education where Dr, Siddiqui talks about the influence that his mother had on his learning through informal means. I had the opportunity to talk to teachers from Fazzaiya Degree College. Karachi recently and I must say that I lifted portions from this chapter.:)


I really recommend this book to all those who work in the education sector but at times are simply at a loss as to how to go about; it covers almost every aspect of education in Pakistan.