Abstract : Stakeholders’ perceptions were explored regarding cost recovery model of BRAC Primary School (BPS) during the first two weeks of June 2016. Field work was done in 13 branches of BRAC Education Programme (BEP) where 37 field staff, 27 teachers and 36 parents were interviewed, and eight FGDs were conducted with parents and staff. The respondents perceived the new model from their own perspectives which varied from one area to another and from one group of respondent to another .......

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  • Writer Name Rasel Babu, Utpal Mallick, Iftikhar Ul Karim, Durdana Nahid, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Mrinmoy Samadder, Tahsina Naz Khan and Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Tuesday, 05 February 2019
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC initiated Education programme in 1985 to provide free primary education opportunity to the disadvantage children of the poor community through its non-formal primary education intervention. Various development partners generously donated in this great effort which enabled BRAC to operate the education programme in a philanthropic approach for long thirty-one years. In 2015, Bangladesh achieved ‘lower middle-income country’ status which caused a shrink in receiving the foreign donations .......

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  • Writer Name Rasel Babu and Md Iftikhar Ul Karim
  • Published Date Sunday, 03 February 2019
  • Country Bangladesh
Slum becomes one of the major concerns particularly for developing countries like Bangladesh in order to sustain the initiatives taken for urban development. The challenges faced by the slum habitants is badly intertwined, and education has always got the least priority for this community. Moreover, inadequate school facilities, higher expense of schooling, difficulties in getting enrolled, distance of the school, and child labour deteriorate the situation and accentuates the problem of lower .......

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  • Writer Name Nowreen Yasmin, Samir Ranjan Nath and Anwar Hossain
  • Published Date Sunday, 03 February 2019
  • Country Bangladesh
Considering the fee-paying nature of Shishu Niketan  and simultaneous operation of various grades in different classrooms, private multi-room kindergartens were considered as comparable schools for the evaluation. All 15 Shishu Niketan schools and a similar number of kindergartens located close to those were, therefore, the subjects. In the baseline, data were collected from all the 30 schools and households of 882 students admitted in the three grades of these two types of schools. Household .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath, Nowreen Yasmin and Anwar Hossain
  • Published Date Sunday, 03 February 2019
  • Country Bangladesh
Bangladesh introduced a competency-based primary curriculum in early 1990. A list of 53 competencies was considered initially, which was later shortened to 50 and then to 29. Though the list became shorter over time, the contents of the subject-specific competencies and grade-specific attainable learning outcomes, as well as their numbers were mostly the same throughout the revisions. The primary textbooks were also revised twice during this period. The test instrument to measure primary .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath, Rasel Babu
  • Published Date Sunday, 13 January 2019
  • Country Bangladesh
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ABSTRACT Human communications between and among BRAC staff working at various levels and communities they are working in is an important aspect. It seems to be more important for BRAC Education Programme (BEP) when they started the process of transformation from a philanthropic mode to a cost recovery model. This study, therefore, looked at the communication process of BEP after the introduction of cost recovery mode. Following a qualitative approach, information collection started in the .......

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  • Writer Name Tanjeeba Chowdhury, Utpal Mallick
  • Published Date Sunday, 18 November 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Monographs
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYINTRODUCTION AND METHODThis study mainly aims to examine whether the learning achievement of the students of BRAC non-formal education provision called BRAC Primary Schools or BPSs has been hampered during this transitional period. Hence, the students’ learning achievement, along with their background characteristics, school-related factors, and teachers’ and Programme Organisers’ (POs) assessment about student/school quality, was examined. A number of issues related to .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Wednesday, 14 November 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
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BRAC-UBS Shishu Niketan School Project: A Baseline Study Samir Ranjan Nath, Nowreen Yasmin and Anwar Hossain Date: 17 December 2017; Time: 09:30 am to 10:30 am; Venue: RED Conference Room (15th Floor) Research Findings Presentation Abstract BRAC Education Programme (BEP), in collaboration with BRAC-UK, has established 15 low-cost, fee-paying schools called Shishu Niketan in 15 district towns of Bangladesh in 2017. This initiative aims to provide quality primary education to the .......
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Strategic Transformation of BEP: An Investigation into the Process Rasel Babu, Tanjeeba Chowdhury, Utpal Mallick and Md. Iftikhar-Ul-Karim Date: 13 December 2017; Time: 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm; Venue: RED Conference Room (15th Floor) Research Findings Presentation Abstract BRAC has been passing through a strategic transformation. BEP is coping with this transformation process through shifting its operational approach from philanthropic to cost recovery and enterprise modes .......
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Primary Education for Children Living in Slum Areas: Evidences from BRAC Initiative Nowreen Yasmin, Samir Ranjan Nath, Anwar Hossain, RED, BRACDate: 09 July 2017; Time:12:00 to 01:00 pm; Venue: RED Conference Room (15th Floor)Findings Presentation Abstract This study aims to explore learnings from BRAC Urban Slum School initiative in terms of challenges and outcomes. This project particularly focused on the schooling of children living in slum areas in different parts of .......
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Samir Ranjan Nath, Nowreen Yasmin, Nawra Mehrin and Anwar HossainAbstractThis study aims to estimate changes that have taken place in school enrollment in villages located in eight marginalised upazilas of Sylhet division where BRAC had established new schools during 2012–13 and also investigate village preference of BRAC in establishing schools. Along with baseline data of 2011, new data collected from intervention and non-intervention villages at the end of 2013 also were analysed .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath, Nowreen yasmin, Nowra mehren, Anwar Hossain
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 March 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
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Rifat Afroze and Avonti Basak TukunA pilot school nutrition programme (SNP) sanctioned by the government of Bangladesh (GoB) in May/June 2012 was jointly launched by Dubai Care and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) with an aim to improve students‟ learning in school, improve school attendance, reduce dropout and improve nutrition and hygiene practices among the students. BRAC and Banchte Shekha have been implementing the project in 102 schools in Mymensingh and Dhaka. SNP .......

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  • Writer Name Learning from a Pilot Project
  • Published Date Thursday, 22 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
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