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Putting social engineering on the back burner : teaching priorities in formal education in rural Punjab, Pakistan.

Lyon, S. M. (2004) 'Putting social engineering on the back burner : teaching priorities in formal education in rural Punjab, Pakistan.', Anthropology in action., 11 (1). pp. 35-44.

Abstract

This paper argues that the state of education in rural areas of Pakistan indicate an urgent need for policies which will improve the poor performance of existing schools. Social engineering to address gender and class imbalances, laudable though this may be, is counter productive to the immediate need for an elevation in existing basic standards of education. To this end, this paper suggests that educational reforms which do not attempt to challenge popularly held notions of gender and status would produce successful results which might then pave the way for more ambitious programmes in future.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Development Anthropology, Education, Gender, Pakistan.
Full text:PDF - Accepted Version (493Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://www.berghahnbooks.com/journals/aia/index.php
Publisher statement:This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of an article published in Anthropology in action. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Lyon, S. M. (2004) 'Putting social engineering on the back burner : teaching priorities in formal education in rural Punjab, Pakistan.' , Anthropology in action., 11 (1), pp. 35-44 is available online at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/journals/aia/index.php
Record Created:08 Sep 2008
Last Modified:20 Apr 2011 09:41

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