About PARE

Educational research associations the world over are seen to be making tremendous contribution towards building research networks, developing research cultures, enabling policies and practices to be linked to research and increasing the potential impact of research (e.g. British Educational Research Association). In order to initiate the development of a research culture in Developing Countries, Aga Khan University - Institute for Educational Development has taken the initiative to establish an educational research association in Pakistan namely "Pakistan Association for Research in Education" (PARE). Members could include but not be limited to: scholars and academics; educational researchers; educationists; policy makers and practitioners. PARE, earlier called PERA (Pakistan Education Research Association), was launched at the conclusion of the International Conference "Quality in Education: Teaching and Leadership in Challenging Times" during February 21-23, 2006 at AKU-IED.
The aims of the association are

  • To promote a vibrant educational research culture in Pakistan
  • To enhance the impact of educational research on policy and practice

The specific objectives of the association are to:

  • Encourage and support the conduct of educational research on issues of relevance
  • Identify, develop and disseminate standards for achieving quality in educational research
  • Provide a forum for researchers to share research findings relevant to education with colleagues
  • Encourage discussion and debate on methodological issues in educational research in Pakistan
  • Disseminate research findings to a variety of stakeholders particularly amongst policy makers and practitioners
  • Build research capacity of educationists in Pakistan
  • Facilitate access to research databases and publications
  • Network with similar organizations at national and international levels

Encourage the conduct and dissemination of comparative research on issues of significance to education in developing countries, particularly in the region

Executive Council Committee Members:

    1. Dr. Nelofer Halai
      as President, Aga Khan University- Institute for Educational Development
    1. Dr. Sajid Ali
      as General Secretary, Aga Khan University- Institute for Educational Development
    1. Ms. Gillian Rodrigues
      as Joint Secretary, Notre Dame Institute of Education
    1. Ms. Muznah Faheem
      as Treasurer, Government College of Education F.B Area, Karachi.
 

Current Elected Leadership of PARE
  • Dr. Nelofer Halai – Professor, Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development PARE President
  • Dr. Sajid Ali - Associate Professor, Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, PARE General Secretary
  • Gillian Rodrigues – Teaching Staff Member, Notre Dame Institute of Education, PARE Joint Secretary
  • Muznah Faheem – Assistant Professor, Government College of Education, PARE Treasurer