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The effect of lengthening the school day on children's achievement in Ethiopia

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Many schools in developing countries have four-hour school days and teach two groups of children each day. Governments are considering lengthening the school day, at great expense, to improve school quality. Advocates of the shift system argue the reform is unnecessary, as evidence from developed countries suggests increasing instructional time only improves achievement scores by small amounts. This paper is the first study of the effect of a large increase in instructional time in a low-inco...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
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Department for International Development
Funding agency for:
Orkin, K
Grant:
R8544
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St. Antony's College, University of Oxford
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Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
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Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Publisher:
Young Lives
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Working papers
Place of publication:
http://www.younglives.org.uk/publications/WP
Publication date:
2013-01-01
ISBN:
9781909403321
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2014-02-03

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