A Study of Quaid-i-Azam University from Student Achievement Perspective: A Gender Analysis
Author: Kanwal Saeed Bajwa

This dissertation focuses on the achievement perspective of the students on the bases of their gender of Quaid-i-Azam university Islamabad, Pakistan. This study aims to see the socio-economic background and cultural factors in the larger society that students of the university come from and connect these factors with their aspirations and achievement levels and to see if students subjected to gendered messages through discourse and discursive practices are resisting them or not and why?. It also aims to understand the gendered messages comprising the curriculum and communicated through in-class pedagogical practices in the university and to analyze the popular discourses and discursive practices circulated in different spaces in the university and see the articulation of the same with construction of gendered thought processes among the students. This study used qualitative research method for conducting field work and the techniques used for data collection includes rapport building, unstructured interviews, semi-structure interviews, structured interviews and participant observation. This study found that the university policies, pedagogical practices and popular discourse circulating in university for the most part reinforces and strengthens the gender disparity as it exists in the larger culture. Supervisor:- Dr. Huma Haque Co-Supervisor:- Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

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Supervisor: Huma Haque

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