Navigating Pakistan’s Educational Policy Landscape in Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 4: A view of Stakeholders

Authors

  • Dr. Hina Fazil Assistant Professor, Institute of Special Education University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Nadeem Ahmad PhD Scholar, Institute of Special Education University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)44

Keywords:

Educational Policies, Equality, Inclusivity, Pakistan, Quality Education, Sustainable Development Goal 4

Abstract

This study aimed to qualitatively assess educational policies in Pakistan in the context of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4). The research used in-depth interviews with a diverse group of participants, including educators, officials, and stakeholders from both public and private education sectors. A semi-structured interview protocol was designed to investigate legal aspects of inclusion, equitable quality education, and lifelong learning experiences related to SDG-4 in Pakistan. The study included 15 purposively selected respondents, and their interviews were recorded and transcribed. The findings revealed barriers to SDG 4 achievement, such as governance issues, low stakeholder participation, and challenges in monitoring and budget allocation. The study recommends prioritizing capacity building and fostering stakeholder ownership to effectively implement SDG 4 at the federal and provincial levels in Pakistan's education system.

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Published

2023-09-12

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How to Cite

Fazil, H., & Ahmad, N. (2023). Navigating Pakistan’s Educational Policy Landscape in Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 4: A view of Stakeholders. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(3), 510–525. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)44

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