Student Thesis

Masters of Education Program 

2009-2010

  • Teachers’ problems in using effective methods to improve reading skill at primary schools in Bangladesh
  • Practices of primary school teachers’ on joyful learning and support needed to improve them
  • Teaching English through the communicative approach and the problems primary school teachers are facing in implementing these
  • Effective involvement of school management committee and parent teacher association in primary school improvement
  • Problems that teachers face in applying formative assessment in the classroom
  • School facilities and support available for special needs children in rural primary schools
  • Implementing teacher training in the classroom: role of supervisor and URC in supporting training implementation
  • Effects of primary school completion examination as perceived by students, teachers and policymakers
  • Virtual exclusion: how parents and teachers view the situation and ways to improve it
  • Supervisors’ role in building leadership of head teachers in primary schools
  • How child-centered classroom management is practiced in rural primary schools and how it influences students’ engagement in learning
  • Different viewpoints about how school based assessment is influencing classroom practice
  • Practices and problems of formative assessment in a Bangladeshi non-formal primary school: how BRAC schools are addressing them
  • Practices of co-curricular activities in the school and how this can be strengthened
  • Key factors behind the success of Shibram Government Primary School
  • Problems faced by teachers in implementing multiple types of teaching-learning activities in the classroom
  • Students’ views and expectations about teacher-student relationships in the primary school
  • Students’ and parents’ perspectives on mainstream education for children with special needs: barriers faced and ways out
  • How pre-school education affects children’s classroom participation in rural primary school
  • How teachers’ and parents’ effective partnership improve children’s education in rural primary schools of Bangladesh
  • School feeding in primary level: perception of parents, students, teachers and school managing committee (S.M.C) about its effectiveness

2010-2011

  • How Physical Environment Affects Children Learning in Different Types of Schools in Bangladesh
  • Teaching – Learning Process of English in Primary Schools in Bangladesh
  • Influence Effectiveness of Training on Teaching Learning Process of Government Primary Schools: Problems and Possibilities for Improvement
  • How Issues of Access ,Equity and Inclusion Are Being Addressed for Indigenous Students in Primary Education in Chittagong Hill Tracts
  • Enhancing the Role of the Local Education Support System for Better School Management
  • How Upazilla Resource Centre (URC) and Upazilla Education Office Can Work Together Effectively to Improve Quality Education at the School Level
  • Influence of Primary Completion Examination on Teaching Learning in Classroom
  • Education for The Hard to Reach Children: The Experience of ROSC in Reaching Children Not in School
  • Primary Education for The Children of Sex Workers: Challenges and Initiatives taken by The Government and NGOs
  • Using Multi-grade Teaching Learning Approach: Exploring Its Practices and Opportunities in Bangladesh for Hard – to- Reach Children
  • Implementation Styles of National Curriculum in Different Types of Schools and Their Effects on Students’ Learning
  • Academic Standards of Government Primary Schools: The Role of the Upazilla Education Office
  • The Practice of Experiential Learning Principles and Techniques in Primary Teacher Training
  • Effects of Private Tuition on Primary Education: Perspective of Parents, Teachers and Students
  • How Are Classroom Assessment Practices Used and Viewed By Teachers and Students in Promoting Learning: Problems Associated With Implementation of Effective Classroom Assessments and How to Improve Them to Facilitate Learning Environment
  • Female Head Teachers in Bangladesh Primary Schools: How Do They Manage Their Schools As Leaders?
  • The Roles, Activities, Challenges and Strategies of Head Teachers and Assistant Upazilla Education Officers in Implementing Whole School Improvement
  • Role of the Upazilla Resource Centre (URC) in Teacher Development and How It is Being Implemented in Practice in Classroom Teaching-Learning
  • Effectiveness of Primary Education Stipend Project: To What Extent is It Meeting Its Stated Goals in Remote Areas
  • How Do Model Schools in Rural Areas Perform as a ‘Model’ of Primary Schooling in Bangladesh?
  • Effectiveness of Sub-cluster Training in Enhancing Teachers’ Capacity in Language Teaching-Learning
  • Improvement of Language Teaching-Learning in Primary School: Role of NAPE and PTI in Strengthening the Effectiveness of URC
  • Objectives For Setting Up URCs and the Role They are Playing in Strengthening Primary Education
  • Multiple Ways of Teaching and Learning (MWTL) Theory and Practices in Urban Primary Schools
  • Exploring Activity Based Learning (ABL) in Primary Education: Present Practices in BRAC Formal Primary School and Future Scope
  • Effectiveness of Urban Primary School Initiatives to Promote Inclusive Education for Sweeper Colony Children in Urban Areas
  • Enhancing Student’s Participation and Learning: How URCs are Providing Support to Teachers Through Training
  • Situation Analysis of Early Childhood Education at Char area of Bangladesh and Ways To Improvement
  • Virtual Exclusion in Primary Education: How Schools Can Respond to Address Virtual Exclusion?

2011-2012

  • A critical look at the status of education for children of cobbler’s community using a rights-based approach and its implications
  • How are schools ensuring inclusive education for the indigenous (Santal/Orao) children at primary schools in rural area at Naogaon district: New approaches for way forward
  • What teaching-learning methods are used in Government and non-government pre-primary education centres in rural Bangladesh and how do these influence children’s performance in primary schools
  • Role of Upazilla Education Officer in facilitating change management at the Upazilla level
  • How can schools in disaster-prone areas provide effective education: Learning from schools and communities who cope with natural disasters
  • How teachers, parents and the school curriculum view art and craft as a subject at the primary school level and its role in developing children’s creativity and learning.
  • The role of AUEO as mentors to improve academic standard of RNGPS
  • How curriculum and classroom pedagogy can be adapted for inclusion of Garo children in the classroom
  • Education of primary school aged children within the Kawmi Madrasa system and the skills and competencies they achieve
  • Alternative education approaches to reach the nomadic children: curriculum, pedagogy and strategies used
  • Subsidies in primary education: how effective are they for retaining children in higher grades?
  • How schools understand and cater to the needs of children with Autism?
  • Non-formal education programmes for adolescent girls: strategies for awareness-raising and empowerment
  • How effective are school-level improvement plans (SLIP) in remote areas: Challenges and possibilities from schools in Jamalpur.
  • Strategies to promote student’s creative engagement in the rural classroom: Exploring teacher’s creativity and what support they need
  • How can schools help to reduce dependence on private tutors: Learning from exceptional schools and teachers
  • How teacher preparation is viewed and implemented in government and NGO primary education systems and how this is reflected in classroom practices.
  • What supportive measures are provided through management and supervision policies and practices to enable female primary school teachers in hard to reach areas to perform effectively?
  • How have the lives of rural girls changed as a result of government and NGO initiatives for girls’ education, and what further steps are needed for ensuring girls’ attainment of secondary and higher education
  • Primary education in river erosion and char areas: Creative initiatives taken by schools and communities to provide education in challenging situations
  • How teaching-learning materials (TLM) are viewed and used by teachers, trainers and supervisors, and the changes that are needed to make these more effective for learning
  • Human Value Education: Importance and Practice in Primary School in Nepal
  • What local initiatives are being taken to preserve and promote the language and culture of indigenous communities in the CHT and how is this reflected in primary education for indigenous children in this region
  • How successful are the government and non-government bridging programmes in mainstreaming out-of-school youth
  • Exploring mental shifts and new initiatives occurring among teachers and schools and how this is facilitating changes in classroom practice
  • Ensuring the right to education for the children of tea garden workers in Sylhet: Implications for policies and strategies of the education department to ensure this right
  • New approaches in language teaching and how they are being used in the classroom
  • Status, scope and practices of activity-based learning in primary schools
  • Education for ultra-poor children in rural areas: A critical look at the initiatives taken by government and NGOs
  • Different leadership styles of education officers at the Upazilla level and how it affects school management: current scenario and changes needed
  • How have the lives of the participants of adult education programme of FIVDB over past five years been influenced by the programme and what changes have resulted
  • Head Teacher’s Unique Leadership Role in Improving Teaching Learning in the Classroom of an Urban Government Primary School in Dhaka
  • Life Skills for Adolescents: Case Study Of a Secondary School in Bangladesh
  • Perceptions of Madrasa Students’ About Women Empowerment in Bangladesh
  • Mentoring For Teachers’ Professional Development: How the School Leaders Understand the Role of Mentoring in Their Work
  • ICT in Rural Primary Schools: What Is Being Done and How It Is Helping Teaching Learning
  • Mid-Day Meal as School Improvement Initiative: Its Rationale, Implementation Challenges and the Way Forward
  • Role of Student’s Council in Upazilla Model Government Primary Schools in Promoting Students Leadership and Democratic Practices
  • Role of Parents and Community in Rural Government and NGO Primary Schools for School Improvement
  • The multi-level classroom: A case study of a GSS school in Dhaka
  • How student’s participation in volunteering activities are promoted by schools and civil society organizations
  • Implementation of the new creative question system in a secondary school in Dhaka city: A case study
  • ICT in Education in Rural Bangladesh: Role of Non-Government Organizations
  • Online education in Bangladesh: Jaago foundation’s online school
  • How BRAC teachers perceive and understand their roles as a teacher in the BRAC primary schools
  • Secondary education for the Ronhingya refugee girls
  • EIA Teacher Development Process on English Language Teaching: Implementation by the Teachers in the Government Primary Schools
  • How Science Education is being promoted in rural areas: A case study in Center for Mass Education in Science (CMES)
  • Non Formal Education for the Adolescent Indigenous Girls of Dinajpur District: Role of SHONGLAP Program
  • Education facilities and supports for the adolescent girls’ in the tea garden area
  • Exploring the role of National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM) to build educational management skills in the Head Teachers of secondary level schools.

2012-2013

  • Role of Junior School Certificate (JSC) examination in the assessment system: Policy issues and implementation strategies.
  • How school practices help to address the problem of math anxiety: Learning from the experience of private English medium schools.
  • School discipline and punishment: How these are viewed and practiced in primary schools in Bangladesh and the effects on school performance.
  • School-based coaching: How parents, teachers and education leaders view this practice and its effects on students’ learning.
  • Awareness and prevention of school bullying: How teachers, parents and students in rural secondary school understand and what are the existing practices.
  • Sex education in secondary schools: Curriculum and teaching practices of sex education and how this is viewed by teachers, parents and students.
  • Strategies used by the Bureau of Non Formal Education to promote Adult Literacy among rural women and how this has influenced their lives.
  • Linking literacy to empowerment and social change: Perspectives from REFLECT adult literacy learners.
  • Gender issues for secondary school girls (why don’t girls complete the secondary school cycle): A case study of non-government coeducation school at Gazipur.
  • How vocational training institutes are providing non-traditional skills training to girls and how this is influencing their lives.
  • A critical look at education initiatives for children in Geneva Camp.
  • Promoting transition to secondary education: How scope provides second chance to drop-outs and vulnerable children for post-primary education
  • Local NGO support to primary / secondary education for ethnic minority children: how indigenous communities view these initiatives
  • Equitable access to primary education: BRAC Shikkha Tori initiative for vulnerable children in Haor areas of Sylhet division
  • Education policy rationale and strategies for extension of primary education up to class viii: perspectives from implementation in pilot schools of Naogaon District.
  • Collegial interaction of teachers: Current views and practices in government primary schools and changes needed for teachers’ professional development.
  • Teachers’ job satisfaction: how rural community schools address the issues of Teachers’ remuneration, benefits, and motivation.
  • Cub Scout activities in primary school and how they promote student leadership.
  • Kindergarten schools in rural areas: Teaching-learning process and Management strategies used and support needed to strengthen them.
  • Technology based distance education: How Open University is facilitating non-institution based education and its future scope.
  • Management strategies of rural private secondary schools in Bangladesh for effective school development and implementation of academic standards, school improvement and financial sustainability.
  • Making primary school textbooks attractive and effective: Involvement of IED with NCTB for revision and improvement of primary textbooks.
  • PTI-URC collaboration in teacher supervision for improvement of teachers’ performance at primary level.
  • How effective is the collaboration between the USEO and the SMC in managing a non-government secondary school.
  • Government-NGO collaboration in education: How teacher training provided by Dhaka Ahsania Mission promotes this?
  • Ibtedayee Madrasa: How parents and teachers view the role and contribution of madrasa education.
  • How Alyia Madrasha prepared their students with skills, competencies, values and aspirations, and how these are viewed by the teachers, students and parents?
  • School improvement (infrastructure, stipend programme)
  • Role of Upazilla academic supervisors in Secondary schools: supervision strategies and support provided to teachers to improve teaching-learning.
  • Professional development training by IED for head teachers and AUEOs and how this influences the collaboration in the field.
  • Teacher training strategies of PTI and challenges to meet the demands of new DPEd framework.
  • English-version schools: Support provided for teacher training and teaching-learning materials to make this initiative more effective.

2013-2014

  • Providing education for the street children: Initiatives taken by NGOs (Brac) in the urban area
  • Leadership development of secondary school children: Role of mentoring programme of BRAC
  • Role of BRAC Adolescent Development Program (ADP) for developing life skills of adolescent girls of Achik Mande community
  • SEQAEP initiative to support mathematics teaching and learning in secondary school
  • Development and use of supplementary learning materials (SLM) on mathematics for primary level in BRAC Nobodhara school
  • Understanding and practice of formative assessment in government primary schools in Bangladesh
  • How have the leadership practices of GPS Head teachers changed as a result of leadership training for Head teachers
  • Computer Aided Learning (CAL) program and teaching learning materials for general science: How they are understood and used by teachers in Non Govt. Secondary School
  • Approaches, methods and educational supports for language teaching-learning used for Bangla language in primary schools
  • Teacher training strategies of Dip-in Ed for primary school teachers and implementation practices at the classroom level
  • Learning environment and classroom management strategies of BRAC Nobodhara School to engage students in the classroom activities
  • Induction training for newly recruited primary school teachers: Rationale, design and implementation of this new initiative
  • Leadership capacity development of education managers of Brac education program
  • Improving science teaching in primary schools: Role of academic supervision in changing classroom practices
Masters of Science in Early Childhood Development Program

2014

  • Begum, A. (2014). Exploring the readiness of teachers for language and communication development in pre-school
  • Begum, S. (2014) Exploring Parenting Perception and Practices in Middle Class Families (A study related to families with children aged 0-3 year in Dhaka City)
  • Haque, J. (2014) Young Street Children in Dhaka: Perceptions and Experiences of 6-8 Year Old Children about Life as Street Children in Dhaka City
  • Mahfuzur Rahman Jewel. (2014). Teacher’s perception about child-friendly and interactive teaching- learning in early primary grades of government primary schools (GPS).
  • Nazmi, S. (2014) Bullying In Early Years at School: Case Study
  • Parvin, A. (2014) Exploring Parenting Knowledge and Practices of the Students Completed the Diploma and Master’s in ECD at BRAC University
  • Parvin, W. (2014) Expectations of the Working Parents’ From Day Care Centre In Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Quddus, T. (2014) Exploring practices of Urban Children’s Physical activity
  • Shuvra, M. (2014) Among Children in Grades 1 And 2 to Attend School and Related Factors

2013

  • Akter, S. (2013) Knowledge and Perception of preventing Malnutrition among the mothers of young children living in the urban slum areas of Bangladesh.
  • Begum, M.F. (2013) Teachers’ and Parents’ Perceptions on Learning through Play of Pre-schoolers in Northern Part of Bangladesh.
  • Dey, S. (2013) The Influence of Cartoon Characters on Pre-schoolers’ Behaviour Pattern and Peer Interaction: A Case Study
  • Jahangir, S. (2013) Perception and felt needs of parents of the children with Autism.
  • Majumder, F. (2013) Exploring Storytelling Practices of Urban Mothers.
  • Mehnaz, A. (2013) Early Literacy Development and School Readiness: Perceptions and Practices of Parents Having 3-5 years old Children in Dhaka City
  • Zafar, A. (2013) Individualized Teaching – Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices in Teaching Mathematics to Six and Seven Year-Old Children.

2012

  • Akhter, N. (2012).Teachers’ Perceptions about Students with Autism in Inclusive Schools
  • Begum, A. (2012) Parents Knowledge on Language Development of 2-3 Years Old Children.
  • Chakma, J. (2012) Perceptions of Parents and Teachers of Chakma Community towards Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education at Early Primary Level
  • Chowdhury, A.T.M.S. (2012) The Knowledge Of Marma Parents In Chittagong Hill Tracts Area On The Role Of Play In Early Childhood Development and Their Contributions Towards Children’s Play Practices.
  • Hossin, M.F. (2012) Parents Perception of the Two-Year Centre Based Pre-primary Intervention in Para Kendra of Chittagong Hill Tracts.
  • Islam, M.A. (2012) Influence of TV Advertisement on Children’s Food Choice.
  • Rahman, S. (2012) A Case Study on the Opportunity and nature of Play of the Children Living in the Apartments in Dhaka City.

2011

  • Afreen, F. (2011) Assessment of safe child friendly environment of day care centres in government and non-government organizations of Dhaka city.
  • Akter, H. (2011) Perception of Parents about the Care of Children in the Selected Day Care Centers of Dhaka City.
  • Alam, M.F. (2011) A Swot Analysis of Pre-Primary Program In Slums Of Dhaka City Run By Surovi (Ngo)
  • Alam, M. J. (2011) Adaptation of Preschool Language Scale-4 (PLS-4) for Screening Language Development of Bangla Speaking Children.
  • Begum, Z. (2011) Exploring gender-related knowledge and practice of the teachers and parents of the pre-schools under SUCEED project of Save the Children, USA.
  • Chowdhury, M.T.I. (2011) An Evaluation Study on Provision Of Motor Development Within Preschool Program In Grameen Shikkha (Gs)
  • Islam, M.N. (2011) Preschool in the Hill tracts: Facing the Challenges of Geography, Culture and Language.
  • Khanom, R. (2011) Mother’s Communication Style with Young Children as Related to Gender and Age in Urban Setting.
  • Majumdar, A. (2011) Exploring the state of educational & care giving services for autistic children in Dhaka city: A case study of two schools.
  • Miah, M.T.H. (2011) A Comparative Review of ECCE Policy and Intervention Strategy in Bangladesh and Nepal.
  • Nahar, Z. (2011) SWOT Analysis of Government Daycare Centre in Dhaka City.
  • Siddique, J. (2011) Checklists for the Components of a Model Day Care Center.
  • Zubayer, M.A.A. (2011) Problems, Prospects and Possibilities of Inclusive Education for Physically disabled Children in Bangladesh.

2010

  • Akhanda, M.Z. (2010) Teaching challenges at autism schools – teachers perception.
  • Akhtar, S.R. (2010) Cultural Adaptation of Children’s Behavior Questionnaire (CBQ) Short Form in a Disadvantage Community in Bangladesh.
  • Chakma, S. (2010) Perception and Practices of Fatherhood among Urban Fathers in Bangladesh.
  • Hossain, I. (2010) Children’s exposure to television advertisement: Exploring the Bangladesh context.
  • Karim, Z.J. (2010) Using the ECERS to enhance teacher’s understanding of the impact of classroom quality on children’s development.
  • Khanom, M. (2010) Assessment of teacher readiness for the children with disability in the context of mainstreaming primary schools.
  • Kibria, G. (2010) Nutritional Status and Cognitive Development of Preschool Children of Selected ECD Programs in Bangladesh.
  • Liza, R.H. (2010) Exploring the Quality of Picture Storybooks Used in the Preschools of Plan Bangladesh
  • Momen, T. (2010) Teacher’s knowledge and practices on Pre-schooling in metropolitan Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Shahudullah, M. (2010) Rural mothers’ perceptions of play for children’s learning and development in Bangladesh.
  • Sharkar, R. (2010) A Comparison of Verbal Skill and Cognitive Performance of Children Having High Educated Versus Low Educated Parents in Urban and Rural Context.
  • Wahedi, M.O.K. (2010) Relationship of Parental Expectations for Their Child’s Future Achievements to the Child’s Language Development.