—This paper focuses on analyses of public education in coal rich areas in Pakistan and China. With modern development, energy has become world’s largest need. Coal is very important to fulfil their need for energy but it pollutes the environment very badly and cause diseases. Governments use public pedagogy that includes the media and the internet, formal and informal sources of the media, to promote itself as an ecofriendly and people-caring. People who are using the coal as a business are becoming richer and richer, but the people who live in these areas (coal rich areas) are suffering from the environmental and health problems. People from these areas are not getting equal education facilities, proper environmental and health education. Governments in both counties are using coal to build economy at the expense of people’s health and well-being.
—Coal, environment, education, health, media, public pedagogy.
Muhammad Azeem Ashraf and Jelena Milenkovic are with Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Iqra Ismat is with Bahauddin Zakariya University, Sahiwal Campus, Pakistan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Muhammad Azeem Ashraf, Iqra Ismat and Jelena Milenkovic, "Public Pedagogy Analysis in Coal-Rich Areas in Pakistan and China," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 769-774, 2016.