Telementoring and homeschooling during school closures: A randomized experiment in rural Bangladesh. WP No. 3/21

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

Abstract

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.

Authors

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

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