セキ マイ
関 麻衣
SEKI MAI
所属 経済学部 経済学科
職名 准教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2019
形態種別 研究論文(大学,研究機関紀要)
標題 Fighting Against Learning Crisis in Developing Countries: A Randomized Experiment of Self-Learning at the Right Level
執筆形態 共著
掲載誌名 CIRJEdiscussionpapers
出版社・発行元 University of Tokyo
巻・号・頁 CIRJE-F-1127
国際共著 国際共著
著者・共著者 Sawada, Yasuyuki, Minhaj Mahmud, Mai Seki, An Le, and Hikaru Kawarazaki
概要 This paper investigates the effectiveness of a globally popular method of self-learning at the right level in improving learning outcomes|the cognitive and non-cognitive abilities of disadvantaged pupils|in a developing country, Bangladesh. Using a randomized control trial design, we find substantial improvements in cognitive abilities measured by mathematics test scores and catch-up effects on aspects of non-cognitive abilities or personality traits measured by a self-esteem scale. We also find a longer-term impact on cognitive abilities regarding the math scores students obtained on national-level exams compared to the baseline test scores. Moreover, teachers' abilities to assess students' performance substantially improve. Our estimates indicate that the program's benefits exceed its costs. The above findings suggest that self-learning at the right level can effectively supplement the quality of primary education and hence address the learning crisis in developing countries.