The Role of Education in Fostering Political Empowerment among the Female School Teachers in Newly Merged Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Authors

  • Mahnaz Iqbal Yousafzai PhD Scholar, Department of Education, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
  • Hafiz Muhammad Irshadullah Associate Professor, Department of Education, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Idris Associate Professor, Department of Education, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55737/qjss.701167294

Keywords:

Education, Women's Empowerment, Women's Political Empowerment, School Teachers

Abstract

One of the fundamental institutions that exist in one form or another in every society on the planet is education. The present research focuses on how education supports women's political empowerment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's newly merged districts. The study's main goal was to determine how education contributes to the political empowerment of female teachers in the targeted community. In a similar vein, the study's goal was to ascertain how teachers in the research area support women's political empowerment. The research was quantitative in nature, and 225 sample size (female teachers) were chosen from the three districts of Bajawar, Kurram, and Mohmmand using the Sekran sample size determination table. The data were collected through structured questionnaires from (Primary, Middle, and High) school teachers, which were then analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software. The analyzed data were then presented in the form of tables and frequencies. The researched data demonstrates that in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's newly merged districts, education may promote women's political empowerment in the true sense. It is advised that training, seminars, and awareness-raising events on the value of education and how it gives women political power be required for both the general public and female teachers.

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Author Biography

  • Mahnaz Iqbal Yousafzai, PhD Scholar, Department of Education, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

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2024-03-30

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Yousafzai, M. I., Irshadullah, H. M., & Idris, M. (2024). The Role of Education in Fostering Political Empowerment among the Female School Teachers in Newly Merged Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Qlantic Journal of Social Sciences, 5(1), 124-133. https://doi.org/10.55737/qjss.701167294

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