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A Typology of Learning Profiles: Tools for Analysing the Dynamics of LearningKaffenberger, M. - 2019
How much learning may be lost in the long-run from COVID-19 and how can mitigation strategies help?Kaffenberger, M. - 2020, June 15 - Brookings
How much learning may be lost in the long-run from COVID-19 and how can mitigation strategies help?
A structured model of the dynamics of student learning in developing countries, with applications to policyKaffenberger, M., & Pritchett, L. - 2021 - International Journal of Educational Development, 82, 102371
Learning trajectories vary amazingly widely across countries, regions, and individual students in dynamic ways. In this paper we develop a parametrized structural model of the dynamics of the learning process and use the model for suggestive policy applications. We first synthesize the existing empirical literature on learning profiles, which suggest a clear set of parameters that formally characterize the learning process. We then calibrate this model of the learning process to reproduce...
Women’s Education May Be Even Better Than We Thought: Estimating the Gains from Education When Schooling Ain’t LearningKaffenberger, M., & Pritchett, L. - 2020 - University of Oxford
Using learning profiles to inform education priorities: An editors’ overview of the Special IssueCrouch, L., Kaffenberger, M., & Savage, L. - 2021 - International Journal of Educational Development, 86, 102477
This special issue explores the use of learning profiles for analysing the dynamics of low learning in low- and middle-income countries and informing priorities to address the learning crisis. The 12 papers in the special issue draw on learning data from more than 50 countries and 6 million individuals, with implications for education policy and practice. Taken together, they point to a need to steepen learning trajectories by prioritizing early mastery of foundational skills for all...
Building back better to avert a learning catastrophe: Estimating learning loss from COVID-19 school shutdowns in Africa and facilitating short-term and long-term learning recoveryAngrist, N., de Barros, A., Bhula, R., … Stern, J. - 2021 - International Journal of Educational Development, 84, 102397
We model learning losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for cost-effective strategies to build back better. Data from Early Grade Reading Assessments in Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania, and Uganda suggest half to over a year’s worth of learning loss. In modeling losses over time, we found that learning deficits for a child in grade 3 could lead to 2.8 years of lost learning by grade 10. While COVID-19 has stymied learning, bold, learning-focused reform consistent with the...