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The merging of philosophies, methodologies, and the tracing of transitions in my genealogy: retrieving an educational praxis for Pakistan's education

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2012-08-27
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This project fuses the conceptual frameworks of Taylor’s Theory of Modern Social Imaginary, Foucault’s Archaeology and Genealogy, and Gadamer’s Hermeneutics that merged in the Fusion of Horizons. I adopt an amalgam of the Hermeneutic Approach and Auto ethnography for methodology frameworks. The people of Pakistan are embedded in three contesting social imaginaries as a result of three parallel education systems. These strands reflect class-based system of education. Pakistan’s education systems can be divided into the Elite School System, the Government Schools and the Madrassa Schools (Seminaries). I present and interpret my own example as a schema for the middle classes and how the transitions from the religious embeddings of my grandfather shifted to dualism in my father, and finally how I acquire the liberal worldview due to the modern education. I retrieve the liberal traditions and a workable model for Pakistan. These retrievals may help develop a fusion of divergent horizons.
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