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Pakistan Distance-Learning Topic Brief: Primary-level Deaf Children (Helpdesk Response No. 16)Lynch, P., Kaye, T., & Terlektsi, E. - 2020 - EdTech Hub
The Covid-19 crisis has severely impacted the ability of national education actors to provide access to education services for all students.This brief provides guidance and recommendations on how to support the education of deaf children in Pakistan using alternative learning approaches. It presents the rationale for adopting certain teaching and learning strategies when supporting the learning and well-being of deaf children during global uncertainty. Children with deafness and hearing loss...
EdTech in Pakistan: A Rapid Scan (Country Scan No. 10)Baloch, I., & Taddese, A. - 2020 - EdTech Hub
EdTech Hub country scans explore factors that enable and hinder the use of technology in education. This includes policies, government leadership, private-sector partnerships, and digital infrastructure for education. The scans are intended to be comprehensive but are by no means exhaustive; nonetheless, we hope they will serve as a useful starting point for more in-depth discussions about opportunities and barriers in EdTech in specific countries and in this case, Pakistan. This report was...
Pakistan Topic Brief: Providing Distance Learning to Hard-to-reach Children (EdTech Hub Helpdesk Response No. 17)Baloch, I., Kaye, T., Koomar, S., & McBurnie, C. - 2020 - EdTech Hub
This brief explores the use of EdTech to support distance learning in Pakistan. Specifically, it explores ways to provide distance education to children in remote rural areas and urban slums.
Pakistan Economic Survey 2018–19Government of Pakistan. Economic Adviser’s Wing, Finance Division - 2019 - Government of Pakistan
Pakistan Floods 2022: Post-Disaster Needs AssessmentGovernment of Pakistan, Asian Development Bank, European Union, … World Bank - 2022
Assessment in English on Pakistan about Agriculture, Health, Flash Flood, Flood and more; published on 28 Oct 2022 by ADB, EU and 4count other organizations
Desk Review of Technology-Facilitated Learning in Pakistan: A review to guide future development of the technology-facilitated learning space in Pakistan [Evidence Review]Wilson, S., Khalayleh, A., Baloch, I., & Kaye, T. - 2022 - EdTech Hub
During the Covid-19 pandemic, EdTech has been used in many different ways to keep children learning in Pakistan. This has ranged from educational radio broadcasting to children in remote mountains, to TV channels being used to deliver classes nationwide. Yet, as the pandemic has developed, this picture has become more complex. Optimism in EdTech’s promise has given way to fears that the most marginalised children — particularly those who cannot access technological solutions — are falling...
Data Access and Protection Laws in Pakistan: A technical review (Helpdesk Response No. 44)Halim, W., Upadhyay, A., & Coflan, C. - 2022 - EdTech Hub
The advancement of technologies has supported an exponential rise in the collection and use of data. Data, when used appropriately, can support better decision-making and inform innovation. Data has value to entrepreneurs and innovators who seek to design products that respond to user needs. However, the widespread collection and use of data have also spawned concerns about individual rights and data privacy. Issues related to collection, usage, dissemination, and access to data have also...
Pakistan Landscape Analysis Inception Report: UNICEF Inception ReportEdTech Hub Team - 2022 - EdTech Hub
Based on the growing access to technology, and the lessons learned from the experiences during the Covid-19 school closures, the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (MoEFPT) has identified the formalisation of a strategy to develop and implement technology-based learning approaches as an immediate national priority. UNICEF Pakistan is developing a strategy to guide its engagement in the technology-facilitated learning space in Pakistan. This strategy will identify how...
Learning continuity in response to climate emergencies: Pakistan’s 2022 floods [Technical Report]Mazari, H., Baloch, I., Thinley, S., … Perry, F. - 2023 - EdTech Hub
Building on EdTech Hub's preliminary insights, this extended resource explores Learning continuity in response to climate emergencies following the 2022 Pakistan floods. The intention is to support stakeholders in identifying scalable and feasible ways of using EdTech in response to Pakistan’s 2022 floods and improving learning responses in future climate emergencies. We identified these approaches by interviewing flood-affected parents and teachers, government education officers,...
Pakistan Digital Learning Landscape Analysis [Technical Report]Zubairi, A., Khalayleh, A., Baloch, I., … Groeneveld, C. - 2022 - EdTech Hub
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a dramatic increase in the role educational technology (EdTech) plays in education delivery. As schools have closed worldwide, EdTech has played a critical role in keeping children learning. However, as the pandemic has persisted, the optimism around EdTech has plateaued. It has given way to fears that children who are using EdTech are not learning, and that the most marginalised children are falling further behind due to the emergence of a digital...
Learning continuity in response to climate emergencies: Preliminary insights on supporting learning continuity following the 2022 Pakistan floods [Evidence review]Mazari, H., Baloch, I., Thinley, S., … Perry, F. - 2022 - EdTech Hub
This resource is based on preliminary insights from EdTech Hub’s emerging study of Learning continuity in response to climate emergencies following the 2022 Pakistan floods. The intention is to support stakeholders to identify feasible ways of using EdTech in response to Pakistan’s 2022 floods. The design adopted for this resource balances generating primary insights from flood-affected parents and teachers quickly and complementing these with insights from the existing evidence base on...
COVID-19 in Pakistan: A Phone Survey to Assess Education, Economic, and Health-Related OutcomesAkmal, M., Crawfurd, L., Hares, S., & Minardi, A. L. - 2020
Using a sample of 1,211 households in Pakistan, we examine the effects of COVID-19 on three key domains: education, economic, and health-related. F...
Improving public school teachers in Pakistan: challenges and opportunities. Improving SchoolsHussain, R., & Ali, S. - 2010 - Improving Schools, 13(1), 70–80
This article tries to respond to a basic question: ‘can in-service teachers of public sectors in Pakistan be reformed?’The authors ’ response to this question is: ‘yes, public teachers can be reformed, if contextual possibilities are exploited efficiently’. Although a straightforward and simplistic response to the question, this was felt necessary to counter an unfavourable bias against public sector teachers in Pakistan without recognizing the challenges that they face, and without...
Investigating the Impact on Learning Outcomes Through the Use of EdTech During Covid-19: Evidence from an RCT in the Punjab province of Pakistan (Working Paper No. 41)Adil, F., Nazir, R., & Akhtar, M. - 2021 - EdTech Hub
The objective of the current study is to test the impact of low-tech solutions on maths, Urdu, and English scores for students in the underdeveloped district of Bahawalnagar, which is situated in the southern part of Punjab in Pakistan. The target population for this study is Grade 8 students attending private schools. We have tested the impact of three interventions, namely: Teaching at the right level (TaRL), Fortnightly assessments (FAS) Digital teacher training sessions (DTS) Our...
Mobile Identity Construction by Male and Female Students in Pakistan: On, In, and Through the PhoneHassan, B., & Unwin, T. - 2017 - Information Technologies & International Development, 13(0), 16
This article reports on focus group research in Pakistan about the symbolic value and use of mobile phones by students in constructing their identities on the phone, in the phone, and through the phone. A striking conclusion is the difference between how men and women use their phones, and we provide accounts of the harassment and bullying of women through their mobiles.
Critical analysis of the problems of education in Pakistan: possible solutionsAhmad, I., Ur Rehman, K., Ali, A., … Khan, F. A. - 2014 - International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE), 3(2), 79–84
Education lays the foundation for political, social and economic development of any country. A viable education system enables the nation to achieve its national goals. Pakistan as a developing country has faced critical problems of education since its inception and therefore, the system of education has failed to deliver according to the aspirations of the nation. There are various factors responsible for this situation. This paper explores some of the critical problems that have so far...
“Shall I feed my daughter, or educate her?”: barriers to girls’ education in PakistanMartínez, E., & Human Rights Watch - 2018 - Human Rights Watch
"This report concludes that many girls simply have no access to education, including because of a shortage of government schools - especially for girls. Nearly 22.5 million of Pakistan's children - in a country with a population of just over 200 million - are out of school, the majority of them girls. Thirty-two percent of primary school age girls are out of school in Pakistan, compared with 21 percent of boys. By ninth grade, only 13 percent of girls are still in school."--Publisher website
Education of children with disabilities in India and Pakistan: Critical analysis of developments in the last 15 yearsSingal, N. - 2016 - PROSPECTS, 46(1), 171–183
This article presents an analysis of key developments in educational policies and strategies, since 2000, in relation to the education of children with disabilities in India and Pakistan. It responds to a set of specific questions focused on factors that have shaped the increased emphasis on education of children with disabilities, how national policies and programmes respond to their needs, and their current educational status. The article draws on analysis of official policies, various...
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