My goal in a classroom setting has been simple; make students as uncomfortable as possible with the content of the lecture. Once they get uncomfortable with the ideas that I float, they despise me, and to prove me wrong they go back home and do research.
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“I want to be a doctor. That is my ultimate dream and God willing I will be one day,” says Zainab (name changed), a resident of Lahore’s red light area, Heera Mandi.
The daughter of a former sex worker, 17-year-old Zainab has high hopes and wants to carve a better life for herself. Her middle-aged . . . → Read More: School in Heera Mandi Brings Cathartic Relief to Children
The United States brings every year hundreds of students and professionals of different fields from around the world including Pakistan under different cultural and educational exchange programs. Thousands of Pakistani students and professionals in different fields have so far benefited from training, scholarships and fellowships offered by the US institutions.
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Here’s one myth of school debunked: Harsh discipline is not always a reflection of the students in a particular school. It can be driven by those in charge. In a study of nearly a million Texas children described as an unprecedented look at discipline, researchers found that nearly identical schools suspended and expelled students . . . → Read More: Study exposes some some myths about school discipline
Until this year, Ena Baxter, an English teacher at Hillcrest High School in Queens, would often have her 10th graders compose papers by summarizing a single piece of reading material.
Last month, for a paper on the influence of media on teenagers, she had them read a survey on the effects of cellphones and computers . . . → Read More: A Trial Run for School Standards That Encourage Deeper Thought
In a move that deserves to be applauded, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to impose the province’s most widely-spoken language, Pashtu, as a medium of instruction at the primary level in all public sector schools except in Hazara, Indus Kohistan, Chitral and central Peshawar. In another such decision, the government has made Pashtu a compulsory . . . → Read More: Drawbacks of teaching Pashtu in Swat schools