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

Hashibul Hassan, Asad Islam (), Abu Siddique and Liang Wang

No mhyq5, SocArXiv from Center for Open Science

Abstract: Using a randomized experiment in 200 Bangladeshi villages, we evaluate the impact of an over-the-phone learning support intervention (telementoring) among primary school children and their mothers during Covid-19 school closures. Following the intervention, treated children scored 0.75 SD (35%) higher on a standardized test, and the homeschooling involvement of treated mothers increased by 22 minutes per day (26%). We returned to the participants one year later, after schools briefly reopened, and find that impacts on learning gains and homeschooling had persisted. Academically weaker children benefitted the most from the intervention that only cost $20 per child.

Date: 2021-08-06
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