The racist response to #AmericaIsBeautiful

Coca-Cola generally draws on cuddly polar bears and other heartwarming imagery for its Super Bowl commercials and this year was no exception — or was it?

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The problem of language in education

By Zubeida Mustafa 

PAKISTAN has failed to educate its children. This is shameful and now we have the proverbial insult added to injury.

It is in the form of the numerous myths and misconceptions about language circulating on the Internet and in conferences on education that have caught the public imagination. This creates pressure for . . . → Read More: The problem of language in education

Pakistani Education: Factual errors, strong biases and lack of a system

What are we teaching our children?

While curriculum and quality of education issues have especially been highlighted since 9/11, albeit from a rather narrow perspective, concerns about what we are teaching our children have been around for much longer. And even now the post-9/11 emphasis, triggered by concerns about terrorism, is more focused on issues . . . → Read More: Pakistani Education: Factual errors, strong biases and lack of a system

English teaching degree not thought fit for teachers

Students and recent graduates with MA English language teaching and linguistics (ELTL) degrees have voiced concern about their job prospects after the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) confirmed that it could not hire them as college lecturers.

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Identity crisis

A few days ago, I came across some videos of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking at Columbia University. I looked up some more videos of Ahmadinejad and realised there was one thing all of them had in common: whether he was speaking to Larry King on TV or giving a talk at an American university . . . → Read More: Identity crisis