Public School Teacher’s Perception on the Impact of Literacy and Numeracy Drive: A Case Study of Rawalpindi
Author: Ghazala Muzaffar

The current study was intended to explore the perceptions of public school teachers regarding Literacy and Numeracy Drive (LND) test taking Rawalpindi as a case study. In 2015, the government of Punjab initiated a testing program for students of grade 3 in public schools of Punjab with an aim to improve their learning outcomes. The initial quantitative assessments have suggested a satisfactory progress with the LND program in many districts; however no qualitative exploration has been carried out to evaluate the process. Thus, in this study an attempt has been made to investigate about the program in detail, specifically focusing on the perspective of school teachers. For this purpose, in-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with the participants. The data was analyzed using thematic analysis approach which revealed a combination of positive and negative effects of the program. Key findings include an improvement in the literacy and numeracy skills of students on one hand while lacking creative writing and thinking abilities on the other hand. Moreover, the whole focus has been shifted on preparing students for monthly assessments which have implications on classroom activities as well as stress and wellbeing of school teachers. Supervisor:- Dr. Mirajul Haq Co – Supervisor:- Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad

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Keywords : Literacy and Numeracy Drive, Public School, Rawalpindi, Teacher’s Perception
Supervisor: Miraj ul Haq
Cosupervisor: Iftikhar Ahmad

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