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ERIC Number: EJ1222480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Aug
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
An Ethnographic Account of Educational Landscape in Pakistan: Myths, Trends, and Commitments
Bilal, Muhammad
American Educational Research Journal, v56 n4 p1524-1551 Aug 2019
Education in Pakistan is no longer a matter of indifference to the rest of the world. Typically, concern is focused on the role played by the madrasah (Islamic religious school; plural madaaris) as the dominant provider of education. The rise in the number of English-medium education institutions countrywide does not enter such accounts. This ethnographic study relates this topic to the pedagogic aspirations of Pakistanis asking, What is the role of English-medium schools in Pakistan and is it even the case that the majority of Pakistanis are markedly in favor of a predominantly religious education for their children? The study suggests that formal English-medium education is most parents' real-world priority, fluency in English being a prerequisite for higher paying jobs in Pakistan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan