In this talk, the speakers examine the nature of inequality and inequity in learning opportunities and outcomes, alongside their explanations and policy implications in three diverse low and middle-income countries: Ethiopia, India, and Vietnam.
Using unique comparative and longitudinal data from school-based surveys, which form part of the Young Lives mixed methods study of childhood poverty, they bring together analyses which shed light on school effectiveness, equity and efficiency, and on whether solutions to country-specific issues can be found in the policies of more equal or higher performing countries.
Alongside analyses from across countries and contexts, this event looks in detail at Young Lives work in India. India constitutes the world’s largest basic education system and is a major contributor to global learning inequality as well as global low learning. The march of de facto privatisation may be improving outcomes for some students, yet it is also the cause of widening inequalities throughout the education system. This presentation will consider the shrinking role of the state in education, and reflect on the implications of this for school effectiveness and equity.
The event is organised by the Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity cluster from the Department of Education.
Caine Rolleston is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Education at University College London and Senior Education Associate at Young Lives. His research interests focus on educational access, learning metrics, educational effectiveness and the economic benefits of education.
Rhiannon Moore is a Research Officer in the Young Lives education team and a doctoral student at the University of Bristol. Her research interests focus on the attitudes, classroom practices and motivations of teachers, and on educational effectiveness in India.
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