Competent teachers are usually knowledgeable in their respective content areas. Being part of the education system, teachers need to be aware of the contemporary issues and trends in education. Issues such as population explosion, Gender Development, and sustainable development require a broad based knowledge approach for teacher preparation. Therefore, a course on contemporary issues and trends in education is considered significant to develop an insight among teachers.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this course, the students will be able to:
- argue on the positive and negative impact of the information explosion
- explore the gap between madrassah and mainstream education and identify appropriate government responses
- identify barriers to the achievement of universal literacy and how these may be removed at the local level
- discuss the gradually reducing gender disparity in education in Pakistan and its likely consequences
- consider how best environmental awareness can be enhanced through schools
- consider the consequence of the growing privatization of education
Research Report 30%
Final paper 50%
Y.P.Aggarwal (1988) Research in Emerging fields of Education: concepts, Trends and Prospects. Sterling Publishers New Delhi
Lind, A. (2008). Literacy for all: Making a difference (Vol. 7). Paris: Unesco.
Lopez, N. (2003). Hopeful girls, troubled boys: Race and gender disparity in urban education. Psychology Press.
Malik, J. (Ed.). (2007). Madrasas in South Asia: teaching terror?. Routledge.
AIOU (2006) Population Education Course MA EPM 584, Islamabad: AIOU.
Modhukar Indira (2003). Changing Demands of Technical and Vocational Education, Annual Publication New Delhi.
Pakistan, Govt. (2003). Education for All, Ministry of Education Curriculum Wing Islamabad.
Rao, V. K. (2004). Population Education Efficient Printer, New Delhi.
UNESCO, Pakistan (2004). Quality of education in Pakistan, UNESCO Office, Islamabad.
Usmani, B. D. (2004). Women Education in 21st Century Annual publication, New Delhi.
TIME TABLE: Monday 12:30-2:00 PM, Friday 11:00-12:30 PM