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Authors: KHAN, IQBAL
Keywords: Social sciences
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Abstract: The study was planned to critically analyze Pakistan Studies curricula. The main objectives of the study were to assess the contents of Pakistan Studies for secondary, higher secondary, and bachelor level with special reference to the principles of survival, interest and utility, analyze the vertical alignment in Pakistan Studies curricula, and analyze the contents of Pakistan Studies in the light of its objectives like students’ needs and social purpose. Data were collected from two hundred ten (210) teachers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and two hundred ten (210) students of University of Peshawar. Chi-square test and percentages were used for data analysis. The results show that Pakistan Studies contents are capable of satisfying the aspirations of mankind for a higher and richer culture and interests of learners and focus on their social development. The curriculum of Pakistan Studies highlights the importance of national integration, unity and patriotism, and does not promote an understanding of the country's ideology. It also helps students in recognizing their rights and duties, and develops their civic sense. Further results show that the contents of Pakistan Studies provide the opportunities for social intercommunication and also help to promote citizenship activities. The encouraging aspect of the study is that Pakistan Studies contents are valid, accurate, and based on historical facts. The study suggests that such contents may be included in Pakistan Studies curriculum which help in keeping students mentally fit to use their hands and minds properly to solve their social problems.
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