Learning Outcomes and Teacher Effectiveness

Learning Outcomes and Teacher Effectiveness for Children Facing Multiple Disadvantages, Including Those with Disabilities: India and Pakistan

This is a three-year collaborative research project with University of Cambridge and Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), Pakistan. The project is supported by a grant from Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) /Department for International Development (DFID). The objective of this study is to identify the types of effective teaching practices that can best serve to raise learning outcomes for children who face multiple disadvantages related to disability, poverty and gender along with other characteristics as caste and religion. The focus is on the achievement of the foundation skills of reading, writing, reasoning and numeracy that children are expected to acquire in primary school.

Through its assessment of effective teaching for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, the project will also provides an important contribution to how measures of learning need to be adapted and enriched to include all children, including those with disabilities, who otherwise are likely to be excluded from assessments.

The research was conducted in the period August 2015 – December 2018, followed by dissemination and publication of outputs.

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