Universidade Nova de Lisboa and NOVAFRICA
Universidad de Alicante, NOVAFRICA and IZA
Pedro C. Vicente
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, NOVAFRICA, and BREAD
Working Paper No 2101
Primary school coverage has been increasing in most developing countries. Yet, it has not been accompanied by significant improvements in learning indicators. We implemented a randomized experiment in Angola around the introduction of ProFuturo, a worldwide educational program. The program includes a Computer-assisted Learning (CAL) software directed at improving the regular classroom experience. One year after the program started, we find higher familiarity with technology. Teachers miss fewer days of classes and implement better teaching practices. Students become more interested in learning and pro-social. Finally, the program improves students’ test scores in the most popular subject in the CAL platform.
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