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Using educational transitions to estimate learning loss due to COVID-19 school closures: The case of Complementary Basic Education in GhanaSabates, R., Carter, E., & Stern, J. M. B. - 2021 - International Journal of Educational Development, 82, 102377
Learning loss is expected for millions of children who have been out of school as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, it is uncertain how much learning will be lost and how wide the gaps may be for disadvantaged children. This paper uses a unique longitudinal dataset to estimate learning loss during a three-month transition from Complementary Basic Education to government schools in Ghana. Our results show an average learning loss of 66 % of previous learning gains in...
The effects of language preference and home resources on foundational literacy retention during school holiday closures in Ghana: Lessons from the Complementary Basic Education ProgrammeAkyeampong, K., Carter, E., Rose, P., … Stern, J. M. B. - 2022 - PROSPECTS, 52(1), 115–136
This article assesses the extent to which children’s language preference and their home environment matter for literacy retention. Using data from the Complementary Basic Education (CBE) program in Ghana, the authors found that large numbers of disadvantaged students reverted to not even being able to read a single word following school closures over a four-month holiday period. Widening literacy gaps were found for girls who reported they did not receive instruction in a language that they...