Applicantion for Doctoral Program at University of Calgary

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I always believe that every researcher should be equipped with the best of the knowledge that is available. The doctoral program in University of Calgary will provide me with an opportunity to learn more about adult education and prepare me to be a senior level educator and researcher. That is why I am applying to the Ph.D. program in Educational Studies in Adult Learning, in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. I am very motivated to commit myself to academic pursuits in the field of educational studies; particularly, I am planning to do quality research on educational issues within adult education and adult learning contexts. The Ph.D. degree is essential to develop my capabilities and to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will help to produce quality research in my area of interest. I have a special interest to develop policies for adult learners that seeks to provide ever greater security and resources for those children who are in most need of help, educationally challenged children and members of at-risk minority groups. For this research goal, my research target audience is elementary school teachers. I would like to evaluate existing elementary teacher training program in Pakistan and highlight the shortcomings. I will also develop a teacher training program which will fulfill the requirement of modern era.
I studied economics and statistics in my undergraduate program. I completed a M.A. (Economics) from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan. I also completed M. Phil (Masters of Philosophy in Applied Economics) from the University of Karachi, Pakistan. My dissertation title was “Determinants of health expenditures and its distributional impacts on various income groups in Pakis...

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...strengthen my research skills and learn about theoretical paradigms and research related to educational policy particularly for adult learners. To find the research interest of a sizable faculty in these fields is an added advantage. Moreover, working individually with Dr. Colleen Kawalilak, (she has agreed to work as a research supervisor with me), will provide me the opportunity to sharpen my research and teaching strength. Being diligent, assiduous and ambitious, I strongly believe I can match the high standards and contribute fruitfully to the research endeavors at your university. With the exposure of advanced studies at University of Calgary, I would ultimately wish to contribute towards the educational development. I am confident that, I will be well equipped to play an influential role in a modern educational development in Canada and developing countries.

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