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Education Out Loud Case Study: Iid, Alexander Towne, Sladana Krstic, Miriam Linder Jan 2024

Education Out Loud Case Study: Iid, Alexander Towne, Sladana Krstic, Miriam Linder

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The education system in Bangladesh has undergone significant change since the country’s independence from Pakistan in 1971. In 1973 the community-sponsored school system, in which communities felt a moral obligation to take an active role in schools, was transformed into a centralised national system. This caused a shift in the sense of ownership of the education system and a disconnect between community and school. This in turn led to the development of a system, which lacks accountability and community monitoring, and has left the system vulnerable to shocks that disproportionately affect already disadvantaged students. Nevertheless, there have been some notable …