Lesson Title: 

Modern Education: The Didactic Approach

The two texts in this learning object were originally written for children's school reading books in Afghanistan. In a country where attendance at school has always been at relatively low levels, the purpose of a reading text was often didactic--i.e. to convince children and their parents that attending school is worthwhile. The two texts offer interesting insights into what the value of being educated is judged to be in such societies.


  • Pashto


  • Culture/Society

ILR Level: 

  • 0+/1

ACTFL Proficiency: 

  • Intermediate-Mid, Intermediate-Low, Novice-High
  • This ACTFL rating is an approximation based on the ILR level


  • Reading

Learning Objective: 

  • Maintenance & Improvement

Subject Area: 

  • Language

Material Type: 

  • Learning Object

Publication Year: 




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