Quality of BRAC Education Programme: A Review of Existing Studies

Considering an input-process-output (IPO) framework of analyzing the quality of education this report reviewed all the 140 studies conducted in the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC during the last 18 years. The review work aims to explore the quality of the BRAC Education Programme (BEP). More than 80% of the studies are on children’s and adolescents’ education programs. Thus, the findings on these two school programs can easily fit into the IPO model. The findings reveal that the quality of such school programs was satisfactory compared to mainstream primary education. Research on other components of BEP also showed a positive effect on the subjects. However, the IPO model could not be used for these components due to the unavailability of adequate research output. More research on these components needs to be done. Some of the limitations of the studies are also indicated. Finally, we suggest that at least one study on each of the components of BEP be carried out following the said analytical framework during phase IV of the BRAC Education Programme.

Author: Nath, Samir Ranjan
Type: Monograph
Year: 2006