Dr Muhammad Saeed Shahid
Professor of Education & Ex-Chairman Department of Elementary Education, Institute of Education and Research University of the Punjab, Lahore
Dr. Muhammad Saeed Shahid earned his Ph.D. in Education from IER – Punjab University and wrote his dissertation on Professional Relevance of Primary School Teacher Educators. He has professional experience of 39 years in the field of education, of these 10 years as Elementary School Teacher and 29 years as teacher at College and University levels. Last 26 years he worked with the Department of Elementary Education, IER, Punjab University. He had been training postgraduate students as researchers, administrators and education planners. His fields of research expertise are Curriculum Studies, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Teacher Education, Professional Development and Educational Research. He has to his credit about 30 articles/research papers on a wide range of topics. He is co-author of a book “Maghrabi Mufakareen Kay Taleemi Afkar” (Educational Ideas of Western Thinkers) useful for teacher educators. He has participated in a number of workshops/seminars including those of Multigrade Teaching (by UNICEF and Directorate of Education), Basic Education (UNICEF and Federal SAP Secretariat), Development of Textbooks for Primary Schools, Teacher Education Curriculum (Teacher Training Project) etc.
In his capacity as Lecturer, Assistant Professor of Education Associate Professor of Education and Professor of Education Dr. Saeed Shahid has directed about 500 master’s level research projects on a wide range of educational problems. He is now directing research projects of doctoral students of several universities. He has completed a Research Project entitled “Comparative Study of Modern and Indigenous Methods of Teaching and Development of an Integrated Model of Instruction” under contract with ADB assisted Teacher Training Project. He has designed and taught various courses at Master and Doctoral level including Elementary Education, Social Education, Research Methods, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Theory, Educational Administration and several others. He coordinated Early Childhood Education Programme from 2000 to 2013 and worked as Chairman, Department of Elementary Education from January 10, 2008 to May 09, 2013. He is in leadership role in various NGO’s. He is former President of Alumni Association, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore and also Presiding Society for Educational Development, Research and Children Help (SEARCH) Pakistan.