Type: Seminar

Accountability and Literacy in Rural India

Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education policy research


Ben Alcott, Cambridge University School of Education

Date & time

Mar 7, 2018, 8:30-10:00 am EST


Abstract: Learning outcomes in rural India remain low, with only around half of eleven-year-olds able to read sentences. One common concern is that curricula remain too ambitious, moving onto advanced texts before many children have learned basic literacy skills. In the current project, we aim to assess the impact of community-based reading interventions that group and teach children according to the current state of their reading skills, rather than where they ostensibly ’should’ be.

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