Personal Tutorage System for Schools in Pakistan: A Policy Proposal

Janan, Faraz and Asma, Tariq (2020) Personal Tutorage System for Schools in Pakistan: A Policy Proposal. SocArXiv . ISSN 2570-1479

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Personal Tutorage System for Schools in Pakistan: A Policy Proposal
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The core objective of a school is to develop children for challenges ahead in life ahead by passing them through a well-developed mechanise process of teaching, learning and scholarship. While teaching helps them to grow academically, learning and scholarship are essential for personal development. In a participatory, progressive and tolerant society, the role of a teacher is to help children in becoming positively ‘participating citizens’ (Sociology and 1967, 1967). In Pakistan, there is a huge emphasis on exam-oriented quantitative teaching practices within government schools; however, the learning and scholarship aspect seems to have been largely left neglected. Currently, the only opportunity for a child to have a mentor-oriented learning experience within the school is through subject classes. Unfortunately, these classes do provide subject-specific guidance but does address after the overall development needs of a child, in particular: personal development, their trajectory in achieving their full potential, hitting learning objectives through the schooling experience and in developing ways of self-reflection (Miles, 1985; Syed et al., 2007a, 2007b). The paper is focused on proposing the Personal Tutorage system and structure in Pakistan, nevertheless, it can be implemented with minor revisions anywhere else in the world.
The purpose of the draft is to propose a system of Personal Tutorage to be introduced at the government schools in Pakistan. For the benefit of the intended political and bureaucratic audience, the authors have intentionally kept the discussion closely relevant to the very structure of the proposed system and have avoided unnecessary jargon, as well as a detailed literature review. The draft is by no means suggested as a final proposal and has a substantial room for updates and structural improvements. Please note that elements or resources within to furnish this proposal may not be at present available in schools. Here, the word Personal Tutor refers to a member of staff in a school, typically a teacher; tutees refer to the students.

Keywords:education policy, early education
Subjects:L Social studies > L433 Education Policy
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:39959
Deposited On:27 Jul 2020 14:36

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