[VIRTUAL] Amjad Noorani | Agents of Change

[VIRTUAL] Amjad Noorani | Agents of Change

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  9 - 10:30 a.m.
   Zoom (Off Campus)
Amjad Noorani, Shizza Fatima, Sugata Ray

The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative invites you for a book talk on Agents of Change: The Problematic Landscape of Pakistan’s K-12 Education and the People Leading the Change with Amjad Noorani.
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DATE: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

TIME: 9am Berkeley | 5pm London | 9pm Lahore | 9:30pm New Delhi | 10pm Dhaka Calculate Your Local Time

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This event will also be live streamed on the Institute's FB page: ISASatUCBerkeley
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About the Book
Agents of Change is a compilation of thought-provoking insights, opinions, personal stories, and suggested actions for change in the K-12 education system in Pakistan. It validates how good schooling can alleviate poverty and advance societal development through equitable opportunity for quality education. Clear and precise proposals are offered for reforms in the Pakistani context. Thoughtful analyses are based on sound research, conversations in the education community, interviews with experts in the field, and first-hand knowledge of the many challenges in the education system.

There is also a Call to Action for broader public support and civic leadership to oversee the reforms. The authors argue that it will take greater public participation and strategic political advocacy to chip away at the problems. The case is made that the TCF* model of quality education and efficient management at a large scale offers a template for improvements in the education system.

* The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a Pakistani non-profit that operates 1,650 schools, including 300 adopted public schools.

About the Author
Amjad Noorani retired in 1999 from a clinical and consulting practice as a physical therapist in California—and enthusiastically dived right into activism for education reform in Pakistan. The intensity of his activism has incrementally picked up in recent years, resulting in the development of a series of detailed reform proposals in this book—and a Call to Action. He remains closely linked with K-12 education reform through frequent travel to his home country, and his contribution to education forums. Since 2003, he has been associated with TCF and TCF-USA in advisory and leadership positions, and for philanthropic outreach. As lead author of Agents of Change: The Problematic Landscape of Pakistan’s K-12 Education and the People Leading the Change , (OUP, 2021, his narrative and analyses are based on extensive personal research, conversations in the education community, interviews with experts in the field, and first-hand knowledge of the challenges within the education system.
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The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.