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Title of Thesis

Shama Aziz
Institute/University/Department Details
The University of Karachi/ Department of Social Work
Social Work
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Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
home schools, katchi abadies, teachers, students, courses, text books, learning material

The overall purpose of this study was to make an indepth evaluation of the home schools in katchi abadies of Karachi. The dimensions of the home schools covered in the study were their origin and development, objectives, teachers, students, courses of study, text books and learning material, buildings and classrooms, furniture and equipment, audio-visual aids extra currcular activities, school practices and policies, finance registers and records, parents and community, parent NGOs and problems and prospects.

Survey was used as a research strategy. The data were collected from home school teachers, home school students, mothers of home school students, home school leaves community leaders and educators, and class II students of home schools and their counterparts in a government school. Research instruments used were custom made interview schedule, questionnaires, attitude scale, focused group interview, and achievement tests.

A summative evaluation of the achievements of the home school children in urdu and mathematics showed that the home school children surpassed their government school counterparts in achievement of both the subjects. Although the home schools were found to be playing a vital role in the education of the disadvantaged children in the Katchi Abadies of Karachi as cost-effective NGO institutions, a lot remains to be done. The study made several recommendations including the creation of directorate of non-formal education, networking of home schools with the formal education system a programme of training for home school teachers, a tailor made curriculum for non-formal education and production of suitable instructions materials.

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1
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  1.1 Background 1
  1.2 Purpose 4
  1.3 Scope 8
  1.4 Need 8
  1.5 Definition Of Terms 9
3 2 Review Of The Related Literature 11
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  2.1 Original And Development Of Home School: The Karachi Scene 12
  2.2 The Context Of Home Schools: The National Scenario 26
  2.3 The Context Of Home Schools: The Global Perspective 34
4 3 Methodology 44
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  3.1 Research Strategy 44
  3.2 Population And Sampling 44
  3.3 Research Instruments 47
  3.4 Validity And Reliability 49
  3.5 Procedure 50
  3.6 Plan Of Data Analysis 51
5 4 Findings Of The Study 52
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  4.1 Study 1: Home School Teachers 52
  4.2 Study 2: Home School Students 144
  4.3 Study 3: Mothers/Guardians Of 150
  4.4 Home School Students 159
  4.5 Study 4: Home School Drop-Outs 173
  4.6 Study 5 :Synthesis Of Views Expressed By Experts In The Focused Group Interview 183
  4.7 Study 6: Class Ii Students Of Home Schools 186
  4.8 And Their Counterparts In A Government School For Comparative Study Of Achievement 190
6 5 Summary ,Result , Conclusions192 And Recommendations Summary 192
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  5.1 Results 193
  5.2 Conclusions 203
  5.3 Recommendations 206
  5.4 Bibliography 209
7 6 Appendices 215-291
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