Working Paper NOVAFRICA: “Mobilizing Parents at Home and at School: An Experiment on Primary Education in Angola”

Um novo working paper foi adicionado à serie Working Papers NOVAFRICA. Escrito por Vincenzo Di Maro, Stefan Leeffers, Danila Serra e Pedro C. Vicente, este paper efetua uma análise da mobilização parental para a educação em Angola.

Autores: Vincenzo Di Maro (Banco Mundial)
Stefan Leeffers (Nova SBE e NOVAFRICA)
Danila Serra (Texas A&M University)
Pedro C. Vicente (Nova SBE, BREAD e NOVAFRICA)


In this paper we test ways to mobilize parents for education. We implemented a field experiment in 126 Angolan primary schools, including three treatments: an information campaign at home, simple parents’ meetings at school, and the combination of both. Our measures of parental mobilization include beneficial practices at home, contacts with teachers, and participation in school institutions. We find that the information increased parents’ involvement at home but had no impact on engagement at school, while the meetings had the opposite effects. After mobilizing parents, the combined treatment improved management practices and facilities in schools, teachers’ attitudes, and parents’ satisfaction.

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