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Friday, December 21, 2012

Rethinking Education in Pakistan

New and Expanded Edition

Shahid Siddiqui

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Expert Reviews

Dr. Shahid Siddiqui is one of those rare academics who dare to think outside the grooves pre-determined by the milieu of our educational system. He does this by combining impressive erudition with original ideas and analysis. I recommend his work to all those who want to understand what is new in teacher education and applied linguistics in Pakistan.

Dr Tariq Rahman
National Distinguished Professor, Quaid e Azam University Islamabad

Two central themes underlie Professor Siddiqui's latest, highly insightful book. His wide-ranging analysis goes beyond the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ to probe more deeply into the many ‘whys’ of education in Pakistan today. Further, he maintains a clear focus on the central role the informed classroom teacher can play as a powerful, and often neglected, front’line change agent in education. ‘Rethinking Education in Pakistan' fills a glaring void which educators at all levels will find compelling.

Alan E. Wheeler, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Brock University Canada

Dr Siddiqui in his book, Rethinking Education in Pakistan, emerges as a spokesperson for the learning community. He uses relevant metaphors to reinterpret education phenomenon in the wake of increasing demands of today’s complex world, especially, globalization, free marketing, pluralism, and advanced technology.
Dr Muhammad Memon
Director, IED,The Aga Khan University Karachi

Rethinking Education in Pakistan, has presented novel perspectives in education.

The Nation

The writer has been successful in debunking myths surrounding the theory and practice of public education.

The Dawn


  1. Congratulations Sir! I had been waiting for this new and revised edition, hope this would be available at Readings.

  2. Should be available in bookstore in a week time.

  3. Congratulations for this great work.

  4. Congratulations for this great work.

  5. Thanks Shirazi sahib for your kind words.

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  7. I enjoyed reading “Rethinking Education in Pakistan’ by Dr. Shahid Siddiqi. I have been a Classroom teacher, teacher educator with some experience in curriculum design my present role is that of working with policy makers on the domain of teacher education. Frankly speaking I have learnt a lot from this book. Not only are Issues pertaining to education in-Pakistan delineated but solutions are etched out in a very simple language. Hardly have I come across a book which is written in such a simple and communicative manner.
    What impressed me most was the chapter on non formal education where Dr, Siddiqui talks about the influence that his mother had on his learning through informal means. I had the opportunity to talk to teachers from Fazzaiya Degree College. Karachi recently and I must say that I lifted portions from this chapter.
    I really recommend this book to all those who work in the education sector but at times are simply at a loss as to how to go about; it covers almost every aspect of education in Pakistan.

  8. Education means learning skill. It taught manner to a person. so it is very important for every person. You done a great job for education.
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  10. Sir can i get your book in pdf? or can u tell me who is the publisher of your book?

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