What Pakistan's education agenda leaves out
With its focus on improving infrastructure, Pakistan's current education policy means well. But key priorities for ensuring widespread student enrollment and achievement are noticeably absent. These include training teachers to be responsive to the needs of students from marginalised backgrounds, moving away from assessing students solely by standardised test scores and including teachers in the policy design process. Rabea Malik, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), discusses these priorities in Dawn.
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