A Book Review – Educational Leadership in Pakistan


This is the primary ever ebook on instructional leadership, posted in Pakistan. Dr. Jan-e-Alam Khaki and Dr. Qamar Safdar are the editors of this ebook. The e-book includes a chain of empirical research undertaken by certified academic researchers in Pakistan, associated without delay or not directly with AKU-IED. There are various concept frightening and insightful subjects on this book; each complements our studying stories. The ebook is divided into four sections and fourteen chapters; each segment and bankruptcy is intertwined with every different and illuminates issues and its remedial measures. Section one describes the development of schooling leadership in Pakistan. The second sections offer the Diversity of Leadership: perceptions and practices of leadership in Pakistan. The 1/3 consultation looks at the position of the instructional change dealers, and the fourth sections explore the destiny possibilities of educational leadership in Pakistan. In order to get in-intensity insights from the ebook, we determined to attention on the first two sections and reviewed the initial six chapters.

In the first chapter, Dr. Sajid Ali and Muhammad Babur spotlight the troubles and nature of governance for the duration of pre and publish independence. Structure of education for the duration of British and after independence is analytical as compared. Chapter indicates that involvement of instructional management is lacking in both durations, causing numerous troubles in schooling device, useless control and vague teaching methodologies, and so forth. In the second one chapter, Zubaida Bana reflects upon the expertise of effective management. Using the Katha (storytelling) technique, she starts the dialogue pints of a headteacher who imaginatively discovers the meanings in allegories and metaphors if you want to recognize the roles and obligations of an effective training leader in his/her school. Katha of management defined on this bankruptcy stimulates our minds that everybody has the capability to steer. Some might also lead in a wider area; others may lead in the smaller landscape.

The 1/3 bankruptcy is all about of a girl pedagogical chief’s adventure in a conventional context in Pakistan. The author displays the crucial incidents, she got here across in her non-public to expert lifestyles, which helped or impede her manner to emerge as a pedagogical chief. The notion of ‘chief as a bridge between control and stakeholders’ and ‘leader as an existence-lengthy learner’ is evident from her story. In the fourth bankruptcy, Qamar Safdar explores the jobs of effective headteachers of early years in two non-public faculties. The writer displays at the capacity and potential for the overall improvement of kids. The chapter 5, offers an ethnographic look at conducted by means of Mola Dad Shafa in a rural context of northern areas of Pakistan. The writer discusses the demanding situations the headteachers confronted and the manner addressed them. The bankruptcy six, ‘Effective School Leadership Practices’ is a doctoral research of Dr. Jan-e-Alam Khaki. In this situation examine, Khaki explores the jobs and ideas of three effective secondary school headteachers and their influences on the coaching and learning practices in faculties.

Key Learning from the Book

Being a student of Teacher Education, I was very surprised with unique varieties of management and its traits. The first actual time, in our PL route, I heard the phrases academic, ethical, transformational, participative, managerial, contingent and pedagogical management. But these phrases were no longer a good deal clean to me; I mainly concept them as just theories without a reference to the practical existence of a pacesetter. This e-book review provided me with getting right of entry to no longer simplest to apprehend and differentiate in extraordinary varieties of management, but also relate it to actual-life situations.

I actually have learned many new things about power management from this e-book, however, due to toe restrained word restriction, I will describe a few cruces of it. While studying the first chapter of the e-book, I experience the same that governance and planning have the role in deteriorated training device in Pakistan. It takes plenty of time in making plans and framing the coverage, then sending it to the countrywide assembly and Senate for debate and translating it into the law. Then piloting of the policy takes a long time and when it comes to being implementation, the government receives modified and so the coverage. It creates the surroundings of depression, but after I go through the second chapter (Katha of Leadership), it offers a wish. Here, I learned that nothing is unachievable in this international. Every individual is successful to make a contribution in the method of trade and all of us has the capacity to steer. We must not stay anticipating any cosmos strength to come back to assist us; it is high time for each person to return forward and lead.

The 0.33 chapter of the e-book changed into the most inspiring and getting to know aspect for me. Here, I found out that how a person (mainly a woman), along with her/his robust will, sincerity and zeal breaks the chains of conventional regulations. While reading that article, I become deeply wondering that a person has to initiate and take step one closer to the collective improvement. This article took me in my own context, wherein woman remains considered as the property of the person and most effective the reproductive gadget. Education, even the coolest food is the only proper for a male child. Here, my elder sister (who could not get schooling herself) by means of sending her daughter into school, proved herself as a conventional rule breaker. Some of the other females begin following her foot-steps by using sending their daughters to the colleges. Ten years returned, there has been no single literate girl in my village, but due to that small step, more than forty to fifty girls have finished their number one schooling so far. Besides it, I additionally learned that a leader is a life-long learner. He/she learns thru self-reflection and negotiating and discussing the problems with others and in search of steering from them.

Overall, this e-book serves as a pioneer of exploring our considering our own function as a pacesetter and proves to be a high-quality resource for the policymakers to expand opportunity techniques to cope with faculty and coaching and gaining knowledge of practices.


This e-book very glaringly describes the function of leadership and management in an academic company. A chief being a function version have to inspire and encourage the workforce due to the fact performance and dedication of human beings hired in any business enterprise makes it powerful. Through important analysis of the e-book, I came to recognize that this ebook possesses testimonies and cases from Pakistani context so many of the ideas fit my own. So, it’d be simpler for my future role as a trainer educator to deal with the school control and management associated issues in an effective manner.