Monthly Archives: August 2001


Teacher-training in Pakistan: the alternative module

August 12th, 2001|

Dawn, The Review, August 12-18, 2001

For a teacher working in a private school in a city like Karachi, teacher training may not mean the same as what it would have meant to one in that position twenty years ago. The concept has changed.

Today, teacher training doesn’t necessarily mean getting enlisted in a government teacher training […]

Education is learning about personal development

August 12th, 2001|

Dawn, The Review, August 12-18, 2001

When we speak about education, most of the time we are using words that can only be interpreted in terms of achieving and acquiring. “Getting grades…”, “Stingy or generous teacher…”, “Finishing the syllabus…”, and so on. These words and phrases that are so over-used in our language can only be […]

The Independence Day

August 9th, 2001|

Dawn The Review, August 9, 2001

The ’15 August’ Controversy

“August 15 is the birthday of the independent and sovereign State of Pakistan,” said the Quaid-e-Azam inaugurating the Pakistan Broadcasting Service on 15 August, 1947. He had been sworn in as the Governor General of Pakistan, just a few hours ago.

However, a year later, the government decided […]

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: the pioneer of humanism

August 2nd, 2001|

Dawn, The Review, sometime in August 2001

Never was a greater intellectual born among the Muslims of India than Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. He was in a league of his own. There was no one like him before, and there came no one like him after. Sadly, the only thing a proud Pakistani student remembers about […]