Dr. Shaheen Pasha CV

Dr. Shaheen Pasha

Mission Statement
“Act as a catalyst to improve the quality of life and economic conditions of people through education.”

Employment Objectives
Pursue for a challenging academic and research career in an intellectually stimulating organization that helps me to achieve excellence in my professional as well as personal development.

Personal Details
Current Employment:    Assistant Professor, University of Education, Lahore
Key Qualification:         Ph. D in Special Education (UK)
Date of Birth:                  December 21, 1962

Work experience
Sep, 2009 – todate (Permanent; BPS-19 Maximum)
Assistant Professor, University of Education, Division of Education, Township Campus, Lahore

  • Teaching M. Phil, MA Education & MELMS  courses
  • Supervising post-graduate research
  • Curriculum Development
  • Member of administrative committees
  • Member of the Board of Advanced Studies & Research, UE
  • Member of the Board of Studies, Division of Education, UE

June, 2009 – Aug, 2009 (Permanent; BPS-19 Maximum)
Assistant Professor, University of Education, Lower Mall Campus, Lahore

  • Chairperson, Special Education Programs
  • Teaching post-graduate courses
  • Supervising post-graduate research
  • Curriculum Development
  • Resource Management
  • Provision Co-ordination

November, 2008 – June, 2009 (On Contract; BPS-19 Maximum)
Assistant Professor, University of Education, Lower Mall Campus, Lahore

  • Teaching post-graduate courses
  • Supervising post-graduate research
  • Curriculum Development
  • Resource Management
  • Provision Co-ordination

September, 2003 – September 2007
Director, Center of Assistive & Rehabilitative Technologies, Southampton. UK. 

  • Administration
  • Research
  • Teacher Training
  • Professional Training
  • Parents’ Counseling
  • Resource Management
  • Provision Co-ordination

May, 1997  - March, 2001
Principal, Army Special Education School, Bahawalpur Cantt. Pakistan.

  • Member of Executive Committee
  • Administration
  • Record Keeping
  • Staff Training
  • Teacher Training
  • Parents’ Counseling
  • Resource Management
  • Curriculum & Educational Planning
  • Students’ Assessment

September, 1996 – April, 1997
Principal, Laurel Grammar School, Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

  • Administration
  • Staff Employment & Training
  • Teacher Training
  • Parents’ Counseling
  • Resource Management
  • Curriculum & Educational Planning

June, 1992 – July, 1996
Bi-Lingual Support Staff,  Ridgeway House Special Education School, Bitterne, Southampton, UK.

  • Teaching Special Needs Children
  • Bilingual support to children, staff, and parents

Qualifications

  • July, 1996: Ph. D.  in Special Education, School of Education, University of Southampton, UK

Topic: “Special Needs South Asian Pupils in a Southern English City, with Special Reference to Eleven Pupils in Two Linked SLD Schools”.

  • Sep., 1989: M. A. (English Literature), Department of English, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
  • July, 1984: B. A. (Education), Government Degree College for Women, Bahawalpur. (Islamia University)

Workshops Attended During Ph. D.

  • The Philosophical Context of Research
  • Strategies in Educational Research
  • Methods & Data in Educational Research
  • Research Process & Skills
  • Quantitative Research Methods & Statistical Processes
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Evaluation Research
  • Feminist Research Approach
  • Action Research and Reflective Practice
  • Small Group/Classroom Interaction
  • Ethnographic Research
  • Writing & Speaking to Different Audiences
  • Bibliographical Studies as a Research Method in Education

Professional Trainings & Workshops Delivered

  • Feb, 2013: Delivered a Seminar on Getting Ready for Inclusive Education: Concept & Barriers of Inclusive Education - Physical, Psychological, Social and Economic, Teacher Training College, Directorate of Special Education, New Garden Town, Lahore. (delivered)
  • Dec, 2012: Delivered a Seminar on Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all, Lower Mall Campus, University of Education, Lahore. (delivered)
  • Dec, 2012: Delivered a Seminar on Concept and Barriers of Inclusive Education: Physical, Psychological, Social and Economical, Teacher Training College, Directorate of Special Education, New Garden Town, Lahore. (delivered)
  • Dec, 2012: Delivered a Seminar on Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all, Center for Special Students, Govt. College University, Lahore. (delivered)
  • Nov, 2012: Delivered a Workshop on School/stakeholder’s mindset about Inclusive Education,” Teacher Training College, Directorate of Special Education, New Garden Town, Lahore. (delivered)
  • July, 2012: Delivered a Workshop on Curriculum Peer Review and Writing. Pre-Step, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • June, 2012: Delivered a Workshop on  Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation in University Strategic Planning. Pre-Step, Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan
  • June, 2012: Delivered a Workshop on  Opportunities for Inclusive Education and Success Stories, Teacher Training College, Directorate of  Special Education, New Garden Town, Lahore. (delivered)
  • May, 2012: Delivered a Workshop on  Designing the Curriculum Development Course,    Pre- Step, Department of IER, Punjab University, Lahore.
  • Mar, 2012:  Delivered a Workshop on  Designing the Curriculum Development Course, Pre- Step, Serena Hotel, Islamabad.
  • Feb, 2012:  Delivered a Workshop on  Designing the Curriculum Development Course, Pre- Step, University of Education, Lower Mall Campus, Lahore.
  • Nov, 2011:   Delivered a Workshop on  Designing the Teaching Social Studies Course, Directorate of Staff Development, Wahdat Colony, Lahore.
  • Sep, 2011:  Delivered a Workshop on  Teaching as a profession, PCEPT( Professional Competency Enhancement Program for Teachers), NAHE,(delivered) HEC University of Education, Township Campus, College Road, Lahore . (delivered)
  • Aug, 2011:  Delivered a Participatory Planning Workshop for Infrastructure and Development, Pre-step, University of Education, Township Campus, College Road, Lahore . 
  • Mar, 2011: Delivered a Seminar on  Personal Hygiene among Students and School Building, Lahore.
  • Feb, 2011: Delivered a Workshop on  School Councils, Lahore.
  • May, 2010: Delivered a Workshop on  Expert, Review of Training Material Developed on Early Childhood Education (ECE)  DSD, Basic Foundation Module- II For Primary School Teachers, (Lesson Planning) and (Emerging Roles & Responsibilities of Secondary  School  Teachers.)
  • Feb, 2010:  Delivered a Workshop on  Gender and Research, CPBEP, University of Education, Township Campus, College Road, Lahore .
  • Dec,2009: Delivered a Workshop on  Equal Rights for All, University of Education, Lower Mall Campus, Lahore. (delivered)
  • Nov, 2009: Delivered a Workshop on  Every Child Matters, UNICEF, screening of documentaries, University of Education, Lower Mall Campus, Lahore. (delivered)
  • Sep, 2009: Delivered a Workshop on  Force Field Analysis, CPBEP, head office of CPBEP
  • Aug, 2009: Delivered a Workshop on  National Curriculum & Learning Material, Joy of Learning, University of Punjab, Lahore
  • July, 2009:                                     CPBEP, University of Education, Lower Mall Campus, Lahore.
  • Dec, 2008: Delivered a Workshop on  Dignity and Justice for All of Us, University of Education, Lower Mall Campus, Lahore.

Workshops Delivered to In-Service Teachers in the UK & Pakistan 

  • Teaching as a profession” PCEPT( Professional Competency Enhancement Program for Teachers), NAHE,(delivered) HEC University of Education, Township Campus, College Road, Lahore .
  • Personal Hygiene among Students and School Building”(delivered), Lahore.
  • School Councils”(delivered), Lahore.
  • Special Needs Child’s Assessment: There is, by law, an assessment procedure which must be followed by the Local Education Authority (LEA) if the child has been referred to them as having special educational needs.  A detailed examination is carried out to ascertain the child’s special educational needs and the special help he/she may need. The training provides the necessary knowledge required for an effective assessment procedure.
  • Restraint Training & Medical Conditions: Responding to a violent incident; physical restraint and anger management in an educational setting; promoting students creativity for their quality of life; handling hyperactive aggressive behavioural disorders; taking safety measures to keep yourself safe from any accident as a teacher.
  • Recognition of Child Abuse: How to fulfill teachers their legal and ethical responsibility to report child abuse with a high level of confidence, effectiveness, and gratification.
  • TEACCH (Treatment & Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children): The TEACCH is an approach used for increasing attention span of person with autism. The major priorities include centering on the individual, understanding autism, adopting appropriate adaptations, and a broadly based intervention strategy building on existing skills and interests. An important part of any TEACCH curriculum is developing communication skills, pursuing social and leisure interests, and encouraging people with autism to pursue more of these opportunities.
  • Music & Information Technology for Special Children: Use of music and Information Technology for enhancing creativity, speech, and concentration of special needs children.
  • WALDON Therapy: Physical exercises using different objects to improve fine motor and gross motor skills.
  • Lifting & First Aid: How to keep physically safe in handling special needs children with physical disabilities and lifting heavy objects.
  • Evaluation Recording: Various methods of recording the pupil's progress.
  • Challenging Behaviour: Handling children with Challenging Behaviour
  • Drama: Teaching methodologies in a special school
  • Sherbourne Movements: Special movements and exercises accompanied by music for teaching SLD children.

Professional Trainings & Workshops Attended

  • June, 2007: Every Child Matters,  HAYS Education, London, UK.
  • August, 2005: Ubunto: Linux Operating System, Punjab University College of Information Technology University of the Punjab,  Lahore, Pakistan.
  • March, 2004: TEACCH, Treatment & Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children,
  • February, 2004: Crisis Management in Special Schools,  PROACT- SCIPr-UK, Positive Range of Options to Avoid Crisis and use Therapy Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention.
  • January, 2004: Teaching Special Needs Children, Hampshire Autistic Society, Health and Safety, Communication, Food Hygiene, Autism Awareness, Child Protection, Person Centered Planning, Role of the Worker.
  • November, 1999: Mobility and Orientation, National Mobility and Independence Training Centre, Ministry of Women Development, Social Welfare & Special Education.
  • June, 1996: Emergency Aids in Schools, St. John Ambulance, Southampton, UK. Techniques of handling medical emergencies in special schools.
  • November, 1994, Physical Management & Restraint, Education Department, Hampshire County Council, Southampton, UK. Responding to a violent incident; physical restraint and anger management in an educational setting; promoting students creativity for their quality of life; handling high per active aggressive behavioural disorders.
  • July, 1994: Workshop on  Makaton Vocabulary Development, The Makaton Vocabulary Development Projects, UK. Makaton is a structured, multi-modal approach for the teaching of communication, language and literacy skills to children and adults with a variety of communication and learning disabilities.
  • June, 1993: Supervision of School Swimming/Aquatic Activities in Shallow Water Pools, Hampshire County Council, Southampton, UK. Adult and pediatric resuscitation skills appropriate for teachers of special schools.
  • December, 1993: Emergency Aids in Schools, St. John Ambulance, Southampton, UK., Techniques for handling medical emergencies in special schools.
  • February, 1981: National Women Guards Training, Govt. APWA College for Women, Lahore.

Information Technology Skills

  • WINDOWS 7
  • MS WORD 2007
  • MS POWER POINT 2007
  • MS EXCEL 2007
  • INTERNET & E-Mail

Awards

  • 3rd Prize in Inter-College Debate, Government College for Women, Sargoda.
  • 3rd Prize in Inter-College Debate, Government College for Women, Fasilabad.
  • Consolation Prize in Inter-College Debate, Government Education College for Women, Lahore
  • 2nd  Prize in Inter-Class Debate, Government College for Women, Bahawalpur.
  • 2nd  Prize in inter-College Mushaira, Government College for Women, Bahawalpur.

Languages
English, Urdu, Punjabi

Voluntary Services
September, 2002 – Todate.  Consultant & Advisor, Army Special Education School, Bahawalpur Garrison.

  • Provide Consultancy
  • Conduct Teacher Training Workshops

September, 2002 – 2005. Consultant & Advisor, Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Provide Consultancy
  • Staff Training
  • Teacher Training Workshops
  • Curriculum & Educational Planning

Hobbies
Sports:      Jogging, Swimming
Leisure:     Music, Reading, Traveling

Research Papers:

  • Pasha, S. (2012) , Readiness of Urban Primary Schools for Inclusive Education in Pakistan, , JRRE, University of Education, Lahore.  (December Publication, 2012), [Y Category]
  • Pasha, S. (2012), ‘Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Missing Element of Teacher Education in Pakistan.’ [(ICV,5.09, X Category] December,2012.
  • Pasha, M. A. & Pasha S. (2012). ‘A Generic Curriculum Model for Computing Degree Programs,  Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology (USA),  Vol 12, No 11-B: pp,17-24.
  • Pasha, M. A. & Pasha S. (2012). ‘A Pragmatic Approach for Implementing Knowledge Management in Pakistani Organizations using Open Source Technologies, International Journal of Computer Applications 49(7):10-18, July 2012., Foundation of Computer Science, USA. [Impact Factor 0.814].
  • Pasha, M. A. & Pasha S. (2012). ‘Missing Elements of Computer Science Curricula 2013, Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology (USA),  Vol 12, No 11-B (2012),pp,9-16 [Y Category] (Aptitude Flux (AF) :  83% for Year 2010-2011).
  • Pasha, M. A. & Pasha S. (2012). “Rethinking of Computing Curricula in Higher Education in Pakistan”, International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science (INDIA), Volume 3, No. 3,  pp.  111-115, May-June 2012.  Indexed in: EBSCO HOST, Index Copernicus, DOAJ, Open J Gate, New Jour, Science central, Electronic Journal List, Ulrichs Web, Dayang Journal System. IC(Index Copernicus ) Value for year 2010: 5.47 [Y Category]
  • Pasha, S., (2009).  ‘Scope of ICF in SpecialEducation in Pakistan, JRRE, University of Education, Lahore. June 2009, Vol. 3, No.1, pp 34 -48. [Y Category]
  • Pasha, S. , Preparing Prospective Teachers Ready for Culturally Sensitive Teaching in Pakistan(Submitted for Publication, 2012)

Research Reports

  • Pasha, S., Let's Redefine the Definition of "Assistive Technology", Conceptual Paper, Center of Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology, UK. December, 2006.
  • Pasha, S. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005: Legal Duties and Best Practices, Research Report, Center of Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology, UK. March, 2006.
  • Pasha, S., ICF: A Common Language for Health & Disability, Technical Report, Center of Assistive & Rehabilitative, Southampton, UK. August, 2005.
  • Pasha, S. Historical Prospects of Special Education in the UK, Research Report, Center of Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology, Southampton, UK. August, 2004.
  • Pasha, S., WHO-ICF and Current State of Affair, Research Report, Center of Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology, Southampton, UK. December, 2004.

Published Books:

  • Pasha, S., (2011), Introduction to Policy Formulation. Innovators Knowledge Services, Lahore, Pakistan,  ISBN:978-969-9791-06-2 (PRINT); ISBN:978-969-9791-07-9 (ONLINE)
  • Pasha, M.A, Pasha, S., (2012), Secrets of Successful Presenters. Innovators Knowledge Services, Lahore, Pakistan,  ISBN:978-969-9791-00-0 (PRINT); ISBN:978-969-9791-01-7 (ONLINE)
  • Pasha, M.A, Pasha, S., (2012), Essentials of Knowledge Management, Concepts, Theories & Practices. Innovators Knowledge Services, Lahore, Pakistan, ISBN:978-969-9791-04-8 (PRINT); ISBN:978-969-9791-05-5 (ONLINE)
  • Pasha, M.A, Pasha, S., (2012), Knowledge Management: Tools & Technologies. (Ready for publication)