I am a teacher educator and teacher trainer working with preservice and in-service teachers. My ultimate goal as a teacher educator and teacher trainer is to improve the quality of teaching and learning and assessment in Pakistani classrooms. The other goal embedded with my ultimate goal is to enable teachers to learn to READ and UNDERSTAND text (English, Urdu, Social Studes, History and Geography) and make sense of the content of these textbooks and also present students with the COMPLETE PICTURE of different events mentioned in these textbooks by informing students about the MISSING information.


PhD, University of Management and Technology, Pakistan, 2015-2021.

MA (Education), University of Leeds, UK, 2003-2005.

MEd (Teacher Education), Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan, 2001-2003.

MA (English Literature), The University of the Punjab, Pakistan, 2000-2002.

BEd, University of Karachi, Pakistan, 1998-1999.

International Graduate Certificate in Education, Australian Catholic University, Australia, 1999.

Other Publications

Khokhar, Ashar Johnson. “Islamic Values in Language Textbooks Published by the State Textbook Authorities in Pakistan.” Journal of Religious Studies 4, no. 02 (2021): 120-141.

Khokhar, Ashar Johnson. “”We” and “they”: analysis of history textbooks studied in Pakistani schools ‘Us’ and ‘Them’: Analysis of History Textbooks Studied in Pakistani Schools.” Journal of Education 392 (2021): 191-211.

Khokhar, Ashar Johnson.Nosotros” y “ellos”: análisis de los libros de texto de historia estudiados en las escuelas de Pakistán.” Journal of Education 392 (2021): 205-212.

Khokhar, Ashar Johnson. “Women Representation in Textbooks in Pakistan: Impact on Career and Study Choices of Female Students Enrolled in the Postgraduate Programmes.” Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies: Alam-e-Niswan 27 no 2), 2020, 35-50.

Khokhar, Ashar Johnson. 2020. “Teaching toward a culture of peace: Analysis of Islamiat and Ethics textbooks.” In Radicalization in Pakistan: A critical perspective from Pakistan, edited by Muhammad Shoaib Pervez, 35-60. New York: Routledge.

Khokhar, Ashar Johnson. “Portrayal of Invaders and Conquerors of Indian Subcontinent: Analysis of History Textbooks Studied in Pakistani Schools.” Journal of International and Comparative Education (JICE) (2020): 103-118.

Khokhar, Ashar Johnson, and Yaar Muhammad. “Islamic Habitus in English Language Textbooks Produced by Boards in Pakistan.” Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization 10, no. 1 (2020): 288-310.

Khokhar, Ashar Johnson. “Women academic leaders in higher education in Pakistan: Perspectives of female students enrolled in higher education degrees.” Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies: Alam-e-Niswan 25, no. 2 (2018): 59-76.

Gulab, Fozia, and Ashar Johnson Khokhar. “Content analysis of language textbooks (English, Urdu, Sindhi) for Inclusivity.” Journal of Education and Social Sciences 6, no. 1 (2018): 55-70.

Khokhar, Ashar Johnson, Fozia Gulab, and Sharoon Javaid. “Information Communication Technology Integration: Trained Secondary School Teachers’ Dilemma.” Journal of Research in Social Sciences 5, no. 2 (2017): 94-102.

Khokhar, Ashar Johnson. “National Identity Clarity or Confusion: English and Urdu Textbooks.” In Proceedings of the Canadian International Conference on Education (CICE 2017) 2017, Mississauga, Canada, 2017, 200-205. London: Infonomics Society.

Khokhar, A. “Why do teachers educators not practice what they believe: ICT integration gaps.” In Proceedings of the International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED). 2017, Seville, Spain, 6801-6810. Valencia, Spain: IATED.

Khokhar, Ashar Johnson, and Sharoon Javaid. “Students and teachers perceptions of ICT use in classroom: Pakistani classrooms.” In The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2016 Official Conference Proceedings 2017, Kobe, Japan, 1-11. Nagoya: The International Academic Forum.

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