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American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, 1(8), 279-282
DOI: 10.12691/education-1-8-2
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School Mapping in the Light of Education Reforms in Pakistan

Muhammad Majid Sabir1,

1Qurtuba University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan

Pub. Date: July 10, 2013

Cite this paper:
Muhammad Majid Sabir. School Mapping in the Light of Education Reforms in Pakistan. American Journal of Educational Research. 2013; 1(8):279-282. doi: 10.12691/education-1-8-2

Abstract

The main focus of this qualitative study is to address the prevailing situation of school mapping at provincial level of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and its twenty four districts to diagnose the major factors of the reluctances by the educational planners and more specifically to ascertain why its importance is not realized in Educational Management Information System (EMIS). Data were collected by means of interviews with provincial EMIS managers and Executive District Officers; and by means of telephone conversations from the rest of eight districts. The uniqueness of this study is that the results show that planners at Provincial and District levels are aware of the importance of school-mapping although vital efforts have not been made to use it as an instrument in planning.

Keywords:
qualitative school mapping education management information system (EMIS) geographic information system (GIS) national Education management information system (NEMIS)

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