Scherezade Tarar

I am a Weidenfeld-Hoffman Scholar from Pakistan at University of Oxford, reading for MSc Comparative Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention.  I am a mother of three daughters and am married to a Police officer in Pakistan who is currently a Chevening scholar at University of Oxford, reading for Masters of Public Policy at Blavatnik School of Government. Prior to my current studies, I have an undergraduate background in Economics and political science, a Masters degree in Accounting & Finance and  MS (MPhill) Teaching & Curriculum, focusing on Educational Leadership, from Syracuse University, New York, where I was on Fulbright scholarship. I have a total of ten years work experience in the field of education, starting from a middle school English teacher to heading the school Improvement & professional development department of one of the biggest school systems in Pakistan. In this role, I have been in charge of developing policies and structures for school improvement as well as teachers' and school heads' training for  approximately two hundred schools all over Pakistan. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Kashf, a Microfinance organisation in Pakistan, to develop trainings for teachers and school heads of nine hundred schools for underprivileged and lower income households. I strongly believe that the solutions for numerous multifarious problems faced by my country can be found by ensuring quality education is available for all and the gap between policy formulation and policy implementation in public sector is minimised. My research will be focusing on education inequality and comparative socio-economic and political factors contributing towards education inequality. 

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