Accountability and Literacy in Rural India
Ben Alcott, Cambridge University School of Education
Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education policy research
About the speaker: Ben Alcott is a university lecturer within the University of Cambridge faculty’s Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, where he works on education policies in developing countries. His current research focuses on access to schooling, the quality of state and non-state educational provision, and inequalities in learning outcomes. With this talk Ben returns to UM, where he earned his PhD in Education in 2015.
About CIERS: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from social science disciplines to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress. Discourse across schools and departments creates a more complete community of education scholars, and provides a networking opportunity for students enrolled in a variety of academic programs who share common research interests.
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