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Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomised Experiments in India

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  • Esther Duflo

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  • Abhijit Banerjee

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  • Shawn Cole

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  • Leigh Linden

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This paper presents the results of two experiments conducted in Mumbai and Vadodara, India, designed to evaluate ways to improve the quality of education in urban slums. A remedial education programme hired young women from the community to teach basic literacy and numeracy skills to children lagging behind in government schools. A computer-assisted learning programme provided each child in the fourth grade with two hours of shared computer time per week, in which students played educational games that reinforced mathematics skills.

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Keywords: education; school quality; basic literacy; numeracy; computer-assisted learning programme; Sociology; Education;

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