Manzoor Ahmed

Textbooks, curriculum and the politics of education

The new round of curricular reform and textbook re-writing has given rise to a spate of debate, pointing to different kinds of problems with the new initiative.

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Education needs resolute leadership of new ministers

The education that a child can acquire is currently a matter of how much his/her family can pay.

Could 2024 mark the end of crony economy and captive politics?

Politics has been captured by the nexus of an oligopoly of business interests and the willingly colluding political class.

Has Awami League delivered on its promise of quality education for all?

In 2008, the party promised to achieve ambitious goals. So, what have we achieved after over a decade?

What the HSC results mean for our youngsters

The HSC milestone is more a source of anxiety and premonition for the large majority of young people.

New school curriculum: A great opportunity or a looming disaster?

We may be witnessing a deja vu with the new curriculum.

What may an education manifesto for 2024 look like?

It needs to recognise both the challenges and the opportunities.

The true purpose of literacy

The credibility and significance of literacy rates become questionable when seen in the light of primary education outcomes and the character of the literacy projects undertaken so far.

February 6, 2024
February 6, 2024

Textbooks, curriculum and the politics of education

The new round of curricular reform and textbook re-writing has given rise to a spate of debate, pointing to different kinds of problems with the new initiative.

January 14, 2024
January 14, 2024

Education needs resolute leadership of new ministers

The education that a child can acquire is currently a matter of how much his/her family can pay.

January 1, 2024
January 1, 2024

Could 2024 mark the end of crony economy and captive politics?

Politics has been captured by the nexus of an oligopoly of business interests and the willingly colluding political class.

December 25, 2023
December 25, 2023

Has Awami League delivered on its promise of quality education for all?

In 2008, the party promised to achieve ambitious goals. So, what have we achieved after over a decade?

November 29, 2023
November 29, 2023

What the HSC results mean for our youngsters

The HSC milestone is more a source of anxiety and premonition for the large majority of young people.

November 6, 2023
November 6, 2023

New school curriculum: A great opportunity or a looming disaster?

We may be witnessing a deja vu with the new curriculum.

October 11, 2023
October 11, 2023

What may an education manifesto for 2024 look like?

It needs to recognise both the challenges and the opportunities.

September 14, 2023
September 14, 2023

The true purpose of literacy

The credibility and significance of literacy rates become questionable when seen in the light of primary education outcomes and the character of the literacy projects undertaken so far.

August 31, 2023
August 31, 2023

The culture war in education

The debate about control of education has become more intense across the globe, manifesting in varying ways in different historical and socio-political contexts.

August 7, 2023
August 7, 2023

SSC Exam Results: What do the numbers mean?

To what extent do the top scorers’ performance represent the performance of their schools and teachers?

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