BRAC Pre-Primary Education (BPPE): an exploratory study on the standards of quality of teaching and learning
AuthorIslam, Md. Rafiqul
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The study titled BRAC Pre-primary Education (BPPE) : An Exploratory Study on The Standards of Quality Teaching and Learning has been conducted by Md. Rafiqul Islam for investigating the standards of quality learning environment of PPE at BRAC schools and identifying the challenges to meet the standards of quality learning environment for preprimary classes at BRAC schools. By using qualitative approach the study has explored the major factors of quality learning environment referring to Accessibility of the School Environment and Participation, Classroom Activities, Classroom Management and Practice, Teaching Learning Materials/Aids, Communication and Interaction, Performance Assessment of Children, Leadership and Team Work Practices at School. Accessibility of the School Environment. 30 children of 5-6 years old including minimum two kids with special needs have the accessibility to BPPS. Instead of retention the dropped out child, another one is replaced from the school community. Lack of interest, good communication creates negative effect on access to BPPS.. Classroom Activities including co-curricular events arranged inside and outside the school through multiple ways of teaching and learning are found very good. Good classroom has been ensured through time maintenance, monitoring, supervision implementing lesson plan and class routine. Through classroom observation classroom management has been found very well. Maximum teaching-learning materials provided by BRAC, some collected from outside are used in various ways. For further improvement school dress and mid-meal are needed . Inter and intra personal communication among students and other stakeholders are good. teacher-parents association, community gathering, and awarding best parents are suggested for better communication. Children Assessments are conducted through Formative and summative ways. Everyday Attendance, playing performance and cultural activities are suggested to add in the final evaluation of the children. Through Lesson Plans, Outdoor tour, various plays and games, verbal and written communication are practiced for Leadership Development and Team Work. The study has found that the maximum parameters of learning environment are very good, some are good and very few are at fair level. Almost all respondents have faced the challenges to enrol the students; ensure the presence at class, stop the drop-out, and conduct the teaching-learning activities from their side respectively. The areas which have been found good and fair need to be improved through institutional development.