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Resources for Successful Education Policies

  • Date Submitted: 08/16/2011 10:03 AM
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Pakistan`s education crisis must be addressed by a drastic reform to renovate the system. However, any significant reform requires a thorough research of the problems, evaluation of existing programmes, and long-term sustainability of successful approaches. To ensure progressive revisions in education, a constant supervision of changes as well as a vast array of information must be made available to stakeholders and policymakers.
Thus, organisations such as Centres of Education Policy and Development can play a pivotal role by gathering and researching data and serving as a national resource to both public and private educational institutions as well as provincial and federal governments. These centres of education can play a very important role in providing policymakers and all concerned stakeholders not only with the most up to date data and statistics but most importantly with skilled human resources capable of translating research findings into effective strategies.
Such centres can operate independently or perhaps even better as part of graduate education degree-awarding programmes in public universities such as the Sughra Begum Centre for Education Policy and Development (SuBCEPAD) at the Institute for Education Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore. Spread throughout the country in public or private higher education institutions, such centres of education policy development may take on a variety of issues and provide information and data at the local and national level to improve the speed of implementation and efficiency education policies.
The education system in Pakistan is failing its students and teachers. The poor quality of faculty, outdated curricula and a lack of resources have severely impaired the quality of graduate students and faculty. If education is to provide economic, social and technological advancement, there must be a significant investment to improve its quality and accessibility. In addition to financial support, effective...


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