Research

Md. Abul Kalam
Research Fellow

DEPARTMENT: Research and Development Unit

OFFICE EXTENSION NUMBER: 2125

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Conducting training on Research Methodology; research
interests focuses on early grade education, primary education (both formal and non-formal),
secondary education in the areas of policy, assessment of student-learning, access, equity,
inclusiveness, efficiency & effectiveness, curriculum and evaluation.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
Degrees Institutions
1. Master of Education (Education and Literacy
for Development)

School of Education,
University of Manchester, UK
2. Master of Social Sciences (Sociology) University of Dhaka

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
1. ‘Urban Adolescents Needs Assessment Survey in Bangladesh’ edited by
Sajeda Amin, BIED, BRAC U and Population Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
2015 (in press) (co-author).www.popcouncil.org
2. ‘Skills Development in Bangladesh: Enhancing Youth Skills Profiles’,
Education Watch 2011/12, Campaign for Popular Education Bangladesh,
Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013 (co-author).
www.campebd.org
3. ‘Education in Bangladesh: Overcoming Hurdles to Equity with Quality’ edited
by Dr Manzoor Ahmed, IED-BRACU, BRAC university Press, Dhaka,
Bangladesh, 2011 (book chapter contributor).

‘Access to Education in Bangladesh: Country Analytic Review of Primary and
Secondary Education’ CREATE publication, IED-BRACU, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
2007 (co-author).
www.create-rpc.org
5. Kalam et al (2006) ‘The State of Secondary Education: Progress and
Challenges’, Education Watch 2005, Campaign for Popular Education
Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2006 (co-author).
www.campebd.org
6. ‘Quality with Equity: The Primary Education Agenda’, Education Watch 2003/4,
Campaign for Popular Education Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005, (co-
author).
www.campebd.org
7. ‘Competencies and their reflection in source materials’ in Chowdhury et al
(Edited) ‘A question of quality: State of primary education in Bangladesh’ Vol-
2, Education Watch 2000, The University Press Limited & Campaign for
Popular Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2001, (co-author).
www.campebd.org

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Enjoys reading books and listening to songs.
MANTRA IN LIFE: “Enjoy your work, whatever it is.”

Md. Altaf Hossain
Assiatant General Manager

DEPARTMENT: Research and Development Unit

OFFICE EXTENSION NUMBER: 2125

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Conducting Research Methodology Trainings, Impact
Assessment Studies, Participatory Rural Appraisals, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys and
Quantitative Assessments.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
Degrees Institutions
1. Master in Arts in Philosophy University of Rajshahi,

Bangladesh

2. Master in Education (Assessment and Evaluation) University of Manchester,

UK

3. Studying International Professional Doctorate in
Education (EdD).

University of Sussex, UK

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
1. Sabates, R., Hossain, A., and Lewin, K. M. (2013) School Dropout in
Bangladesh: Insights from Longitudinal Evidence, International Journal of
Educational Development.

2. Benjamin Zeitlyn and Altaf Hossain: Access to Education, Poverty, Malnutrition
and Health in Bangladesh in Lorraine Pe Symaco (edited 2014): Education,
Poverty, Malnutrition and Famine: Education as a Humanitarian
Response, Bloomsbury, London.

3. Hossain, A. et al: Poverty and Equity: Access to Education in Bangladesh;
School Dropout in Bangladesh: New Insights from Longitudinal Evidence; and

Age in Grade Congruency and Progression in Basic Education in Bangladesh
(chapter 2, 3 and 4) in Ahmed, M (ed. 2011) Education in Bangladesh:
Overcoming Huddles to Equity With Quality, BRAC University Press.
4. Hossain, A. et al: Classroom Teaching in Rural Primary Schools in Nath, SR.
and Chowdhury, AMR. (eds. 2010) Qualitative Methods in Educational
Research: Studies from BRAC, Academic Press and Publishers Library,
Dhaka, Bangladesh.

5. Hossain, A. (2010) Age in Grade Congruence and Progression in Basic
Education in Bangladesh, CREATE PATHWAYS TO ACCESS, Research
Monograph No. 48, University of Sussex, Centre for International Education
and Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University (IED-BRACU),
Dhaka, Bangladesh.
6. Altaf Hossain, Samir R Nath and AMR Chowdhury (April 2005): Socioeconomic
Impact of BRAC’s Non-formal Primary Schools. Research Monograph Series
No. 26, RED, BRAC.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Enjoys reading and going for long walks.
MANTRA IN LIFE: “Change is the only constant reality.”

Md. Mostafa Kabir
Research Associate

DEPARTMENT: Design Lab

OFFICE EXTENSION NUMBER: 2149

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Monitoring and research specialist involved in facilitating
classroom organization; provide management training workshops for head teachers, develop
materials for secondary school textbook refinement as well as data assimilation from monitoring
groups and final reporting.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

Degrees Institution

1. Master of Education BRAC Institute of Educational
Development, BRAC University

2. Master of Social Sciences (Sociology) Rajshahi University

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Enjoys writing poetry and watching football.
MANTRA IN LIFE: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have
within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the
world.”

Md. Sabbir Ahmed Khan
Assistant Manager

DEPARTMENT: Design Lab

OFFICE EXTENSION NUMBER: 2117

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Facilitate subject-based teacher training workshops & staff
development; design, coordinate and pilot qualitative research projects through research data
analysis; textbook & curriculum refinement for secondary schools.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

Degrees Institutions
1. Master of Education BRAC Institute of Educational
Development, BRAC University.

2. Master in Business Administration Rajshahi University

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Enjoys watching cricket matches and exploring new places.
MANTRA IN LIFE: “I have learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what
you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Sheikh Shahan Shimu
Research Associate

DEPARTMENT: Research and Development Unit

OFFICE EXTENTION NUMBER: 2125

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Conducting policy & operational researches; evaluating
curriculum & textbooks for secondary schools, measuring and understanding student aptitude &
skill development. Research interest focuses on developing a technology-based approach to
teaching & learning as well as developing formative & summative assessment systems to
improve the learning achievements of students.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
Degrees Institutions
1. Master of Science and Technology in Education Mahidol University,

Thailand

2. Master of Education (M.Ed) IER, Dhaka University

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
1. Sheikh S, S., Panjaburee, P., Laosinchai, P., Srisawasdi,N., (2013).
Developing Learning Activity Based on the Learning Cycle Approach to
Promote Students’ Understanding of Square Root. Personated at the 19 th
International Conference of Learning, Institute of Education, London university,
London, UK, August 14-16, 2012.
2. Sheikh S, S., Laosinchai, P., (2013). Activity-based Multimedia Geometric
Meaning of the Long Division Algorithm to Find Square roots. Personated at
The 5 th International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
CoSMEd 2013 Penang, Malaysia, November 11-14, 2013.
PERSONAL INTERESTS: Enjoys taking long walks, reading and travelling.
MANTRA IN LIFE: “If hard work is your weapon, success will be your slave.”

Sonchay Kumar Mohonta
Research Associate

DEPARTMENT: Monitoring Unit

OFFICE EXTENSION NUMBER: 2123

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Oversee field operation activities for projects; assimilate data
collection for research analysis.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
Degrees Institutions
1. Master of Education (M.Ed) BRAC Institute of Educational
Leadership, BRAC University
2. Master of Commerce Rajshahi University

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Enjoys reading story books and travelling to different countries.
MANTRA IN LIFE: “Where there is a will, there is a way.”

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