Despite the enormous challenge of attaining the Education for All and UN Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015, Pakistan has taken up the challenge, as have many other developing countries of the Commonwealth. In this handbook for education policy-makers and practitioners, Pakistani educator Fareeha Zahar has identified and compiled good and promising practices which are working towards the achievement of universal primary education in her country. Policy-makers internationally will find that the approaches adopted in Pakistan have much to tell them about how to address similar problems in their own countries.
Dr Fareeha Zafar is Director, Society for the Advancement of Education, Lahore, Pakistan.
Abbreviations Foreword The Context: New Nation, Old Land 1. Universal Primary Education Accelerating UPE 2. What Makes a Practice Promising? 3. Getting the Policy Right Mixing Policy and Reform: Education Sector Reforms Growing up with Hope: Educating Girls Recognising the Private Sector Creating Partnerships 4. Strategies that Work Women Teachers Free Textbooks Urban Fellowship Programme NWFP Teacher Training Programme Whole School Improvement 5. Partnering for Quality Cooperation for Advancement Rehabilitation & Education (CARE) Aga Khan University - Institute for Educational Development 6. Equity Options Overview The Citizens Foundation Khwendo Kor 7. Giving for Education Indigenous Philanthropy Expatriate Philanthropy Developments in Literacy