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The Subtle Subversion The State of Curricula and Textbooks in Pakistan Urdu, English, Social Studies and Civics (DRAFT COPY) compiled by A. H. Nayar and Ahmed Salim Sustainable Development Policy Institute Report of the project “A Civil Society Initiative in Curricula and Textbooks Reform” A project of the Sustainable Development Policy Institute #3, UN Boulevard, Diplomatic Enclave I, Islamabad Mailing Address: PO Box 2342, Islamabad, Pakistan Telephone: ++(92-S1) 2278134, 2278136, 2270674-6 Far-++(92-51) 2278135 URL: www.sdpiorg e-mail: main@sdpi.ore SDPL is an independent, non-profit research institute on sustainable development Partial support from Eghal Ahmed Foundation is gratefully acknowledged, Contents ‘Summary Recommendations Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter? Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Appendices I Introduction Insensitvty tothe Religious Diversity of the Nation ‘Appendix 1-1: Listing of Material in Curriculum Documents Appendix 1-2: Listing of Material in Textbooks Historical Falsehoods and Inaccuracies Glotification of War and the Miltary Omissions That Could Have Been Enriching Pedagogical Problems in Primary Education: A Critique of the Curriculum Gender Biases Human Rights Teaching of Urdu, Class 6 to 10 ‘Teaching Social Studies, Class 6 to 10 Peace Studies: proposed program of studies in schools Curriculum Documents Covered Thoughts on Curriculum Objectives List of participants in the project, 65 7 89 95 tot mn 123 we 131 135, 137 139