Impact Evaluation of Connecting Classrooms Programme. Nigeria

France, J., Odena, O. and Spence, C. (2018) Impact Evaluation of Connecting Classrooms Programme. Nigeria. Project Report. Ecorys UK.

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Abstract

This report presents the findings in Nigeria from the impact evaluation of the Connecting Classrooms programme, the British Council's international education programme. The programme aims to build the capacity of teachers and school leaders to integrate a range of core skills, including critical thinking and creativity, into the curriculum. This report was part of a 20-month evaluation carried out between October 2016 and May 2018 that included the UK, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Lebanon, commissioned by British Council and conducted through a partnership between the consultancy Ecorys and the Robert Owen Centre at Glasgow. The first round of fieldwork in Nigeria took place in 2017 and comprised a counterfactual analysis of five Connecting Classrooms schools and five comparison schools. The second round of fieldwork occurred in the first quarter of 2018. Follow-up visits took place at Connecting Classrooms schools only, in and around Lagos, and focused on assessing retention of knowledge, how much further core skills had become embedded in the curriculum, and the sustainability of changes in teaching practices. Each visit comprised classroom observations of trained teachers, student focus groups, student assessments, a focus group with trained teachers and an interview with a school leader. Another element of the second round of fieldwork was a focus on the impact of the programme on policy and education stakeholders with additional interviews in the capital Abuja.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Additional Information:This 34-page report is not available Open Access and may be accessed from the funders at their discretion. Funder: British Council (Project ref. 75018/1). Project Title: Connecting Classrooms.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Odena, Professor Oscar
Authors: France, J., Odena, O., and Spence, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Robert Owen Centre
College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Publisher:Ecorys UK
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
750181Connecting ClassroomsMichele SchweisfurthBritish Council (UK) (BRCOU-UK)N/AED - ROBERT OWEN CENTRE