Learning and Retention

The key to the transformative potential of education lies in the equity of the learning process - the equitable expansion of opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills to all, regardless of background and socio-economic status.  To achieve this, we need a better understanding of why programs and policies often fall short in meeting the needs of the most disadvantaged, and how our interventions can be best designed and targeted to strengthen equity in education.

 
Stephen Luke/FHI 360, USAID Kosovo Basic Education Program (BEP)

Stephen Luke/FHI 360, USAID Kosovo Basic Education Program (BEP)

Goals

  • Understanding who isn’t learning and the impact of programmatic activities on equity, including aggregated analysis of impact across multiple reading interventions
  • Effective programming for improving equitable outcomes: what works for closing disparities? 
  • Understanding the effects of disadvantage on learning and retention; e.g. effects and effective responses for disability as an equity dimension
  • Classroom diversity: understanding inequality at the individual level in the classroom
 
Jessica Scranton/FHI 360, USAID Senegal Education de Base (EDB) Project

Jessica Scranton/FHI 360, USAID Senegal Education de Base (EDB) Project

Activities

Current

  • Task team on early childhood development
  • Task team on disability

Completed

  • Structured Questions for Equity Analysis in Education: FHI 360, Save the Children, RTI International, World Vision, IRC
  • Learning Outcomes and Education Equity: A Dataset Catalogue: FHI 360, Save the Children, RTI International, World Vision, IRC

Research Products


Members

  • Carolyn Alesbury, Save the Children

  • Ivelina Borisova, UNICEF

  • Autumn Brown, IRC
  • Jennae Bulat, RTI
  • Peter Cooper, Room to Read
  • Carol da Silva, Save the Children
  • Silvia Diazgranados Ferrans, IRC

  • Eric Eversmann, Save the Children
  • Julia Frazier, FHI 360
  • Shelby French, IRC
  • Cory Heyman, Room to Read
  • Aliciamarie Hurlburt, Save the Children
  • Jennifer Kuang, Save the Children
  • Christina Kwauk, Brookings
  • Stephen Luke, FHI 360
  • Jonathan Miller, World Vision
  • Amy Mulcahy-Dunn, RTI

  • Mary Goretti Nakabugo, Uwezo at Twaweza/PAL Network
  • Farida Nassereka, Uwezo at Twaweza/PAL Network
  • Marianne O'Grady, Save the Children

  • Clara Pava, Save the Children

  • Carina Omoeva, FHI 360
  • Ricardo Sabates, Cambridge University
  • Heather Simpson, Room to Read
  • Eileen St. George, Creative Associates
  • Mark Sweikhart, Plan International USA