Telementoring and homeschooling during school closures: A randomized experiment in rural Bangladesh

Prolonged school closures due to political unrests, teacher strikes, natural disasters, and public health crises can be detrimental to student learning in developing countries. Using a randomized controlled experiment in 200 Bangladeshi villages, we evaluate the impact of over-the-phone mentoring and homeschooling support delivered by volunteers on the learning outcomes of primary school children during school closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Researchers

  • Hashibul Hassan
  • Asad Islam
  • Abu Siddique
  • Liang Choon Wang

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