Citizenship Education in Pakistan

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Rabia Naseer


This paper seeks to explore the context of Pakistan from the traditional vs. the modern, the religious vs. the secular and the democratic vs. the autocratic, as well as to analyze how citizenship education is currently producing three outcomes, namely moral and law abiding citizens, market-based citizens and nationalistic and Islamic citizens. A critical discourse of the Pakistan Ministry of Education curriculum, policy documents and frameworks will be drawn upon to build the case that Pakistan’s citizenship education is not producing critical thinkers who “develop their social consciousness to the extent that they become the agents of social change†and why this may be (Government of Pakistan Ministry of Education, 2007, p.14). Before exploring the citizenship education discourse a brief historical context will be provided in order to understand Pakistan.

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