The first round of the Community and School Study was carried out in 2007 as part of ongoing work in Bangladesh for the Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE). This report outlines the research approach and instruments used in the study; describes the study areas in terms of economic, social and health variables; describes the conditions, facilities and teachers of the schools that were surveyed; and considers the likely determinants of four different types of educational exclusion: never-enrolment, drop out from primary grades, ‘virtual exclusion’, and failure to make the transition from primary to secondary. Finally it draws tentative conclusions for education policy in Bangladesh and looks towards further data rounds and analysis of the ComSS.
Cameron, S.; Altaf Hossain; Kalam, M.A.; Layli Uddin; Manzoor Ahmed. CREATE Bangladesh: Community and School Study (COMSS) Baseline Report. (2009) 87 pp.