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Proposed Model Curriculum of Pashto Language for ‘O’ Level Cambridge University

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Education, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, PAKISTAN

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 1, Issue (4), Pages 1-8, July,1 (2013)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to present the Proposed Model Curriculum of Pashto Language for O Level which put its status in the framework of the syllabus of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) qualification. Major objectives of the study were focused on the Aims, Assessment Objectives, Assessment and Curriculum Content. An attempt was made to see primarily the question as to why Pashto has not been included in the syllabus of CIE, despite the fact that it stands at par with those modern languages, which are included in its syllabus. It further put the question as to how Pashto could be incorporated in the syllabi of GCSE and IGCSE along with the format and pattern of CIE. The required criteria and format for including Pashto language in the Cambridge qualification was presented. In this regard a comparison was made with Urdu Language that found a way for developing a Model Curriculum of Pashto Language for GCSE and IGCSE O Level (CIE). Implementing this Model as First Language in CIE will open new vistas for all the researchers and curriculum developers across the world. It will provide opportunity to the Pashto lovers and learners to quench their thirst of erudition. It will also further create more interests for the curriculum designers to go deep into Pashto language for its further strengthening. The study recommended that Pashto should also be included in CIE as per criteria for Urdu and other languages.

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