Goutam Roy

Goutam Roy
University of Rajshahi | RU · Institute of Education and Research

Master of Science
Currently, I am working as a PhD researcher at Charles Sturt University, Australia, in the area of scientific literacy.

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Introduction
I have been working as an Associate Professor in Education at the Institute of Education and Research, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. I am mainly responsible for teaching courses on research methods and evaluation at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in his current role. My research interests include early childhood and primary education, community participation in schools, assessment of student learning, teaching-learning activities, science and online education.
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - February 2022
University of Rajshahi
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2013 - January 2016
University of Rajshahi
Position
  • Lecture
July 2012 - December 2012
Plan International Bangladesh
Position
  • Research and Evaluation Coordinator
Education
September 2017 - August 2018
University of Twente
Field of study
  • Educational Science and Technology
July 2000 - June 2001
University of Dhaka
Field of study
  • Educational Evaluation and Research
July 1997 - June 2000
University of Dhaka
Field of study
  • Science, Mathematics and Technology Education

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Publications (60)
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Objective Online education is a relatively new phenomenon in Bangladesh. Gathering data online during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, this study examines the response, readiness and challenges of online education in the Bangladeshi context. Method Data were collected by applying qualitative approaches such as focus group discussions and i...
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Access to higher education for refugees is not a priority as this is not regarded as a basic human need. According to the UN Refugee Agency, only 1% of eligible refugees have access to higher education worldwide. However, the average enrolment in higher education is now 38% globally. On the one hand, access to education and training for refugees is...
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In this chapter, we discuss social studies education in Bangladesh with a particular focus on contextual influences, its reform and development and the current curriculum policy provision and practices at both primary and secondary levels. We provide an account of the historical development of social studies education from the beginning of Banglade...
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This chapter summarizes the findings of the previous eight chapters in line with the conceptual framework provided in the introductory chapter. Besides, based on the arguments of the case studies, the authors highlight the barriers and challenges of refugee education in the South Asian countries and provide a number of brief recommendations to impr...
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Bangladesh is one of the most affected countries by climate change and extremely vulnerable to environmental degradation. Young people, as the new generation, need to understand the consequences of climate change and its impact on their lives and the lives of their fellow citizens. This chapter presents the findings from a systematic evaluation of...
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This paper examines student-centred classroom practices of English of Bangladeshi secondary schools and underlines secondary English learners' self-reported learning styles in accordance with student-centred classroom activities. Following the mixed-method approach, data were collected using a questionnaire survey, classroom observation, focus grou...
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Bangladesh has made significant progress in expanding access to primary education, presumably in terms of enrolment, after it became signatory to the 1990 Education for All goals. However, the quantitative gains in enrolment have been counterbalanced by poor-quality education, making the system largely ineffective in ensuring learning for all. Furt...
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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are getting popular all over the world as it offers flexible learning opportunity from which personal and professional skills in various topics can be developed. Along with Australia, Europe, and North America, the popularity of MOOCs has already been observed in the Asian countries. Like English MOOCs, some Asia...
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This book describes the history and evolution of pre-primary education including the policy debates. Based on various research findings, the book explained the factors related to the development of pre-primary education in Bangladesh which include teaching-learning process, parenting, play and games, books, learning style etc. This book is written...
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The main objective of the paper is to review the research studies conducted on competency-based student’s learning achievement in primary education in Bangladesh. The specific objectives are to: - find out what kind of competency-based assessments are implemented in both government and non-government sectors; - provide a brief description of each s...
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Researching Muslim women in the west could be challenging for some researchers with different socio-cultural or religious background. This includes sensitivity associated with religious identity, feminist view and socio-cultural aspects of the research subjects. This article used interview method, a frequently used tool for collecting data in the q...
Technical Report
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Differential learning achievement of the graduates of three types of BRAC schools viz., BRAC primary school, BRAC community school and BRAC formal school came out through a recent study with some hypothetical explanation of the reasons behind such difference. This study aims to fill this gap through an in-depth and qualitative exploration. Observat...
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Using the competency-based test instrument developed for Education Watch 2000 this study made a comparison of learning achievement of two types of primary schools viz., government primary schools (GPS) and BRAC primary schools (BPS). Sixty schools from rural Bangladesh equally distributed by type was randomly chosen for the study. Number of student...
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Pre-primary education has started in Bangladesh aiming to create a ‘strong foundation’ in the early years. The beginning was good as decisions on a number of policy directions have been taken and are already in place. These include curriculum, operational framework, expansion plan, GO-NGO collaboration guideline, pre-primary service delivery standa...
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The main objective of Education Watch 2013 is to create a baseline for pre-primary education provision in the country which would allow monitoring of its future progress. An important aim is also to identify gaps in the current provisions which would facilitate formulation of appropriate policies for future development.
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The aim of this paper is to find the causes behind poor performance in English subject of the primary students of Bangladesh. Data derived from both primary and secondary sources while primary data were collected through in-depth interview and informal discussions from primary school-teachers, students and their parents. Findings revealed that amon...
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This is a six-monthly education journal published in Bengali language. এটি বাংলা ভাষায় প্রকাশিত একটি ষান্মাসিক জার্নাল।
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নারীর জন্য কোটা ও প্রণোদনার ব্যবস্থা থাকলে তা আদৌ নারী শিক্ষার সহায়ক কিনা, সেই বিষয়গুলো উঠে এসেছে এই লেখায়।
Book
This book contains a number articles on Bangladesh Education written by the young education experts working on different government and non-government organizations. All the articles are written in Bengali language.
Technical Report
Bangladesh is extremely vulnerable to earthquake risk and children are the most vulnerable considering the age and dependency situation. The study objective aimed to understand the situation of the primary schools regarding their earthquake preparedness in Plan intervention areas. The study combined both quantitative and qualitative approaches and...
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BRAC launched computer-aided learning (CAL) in six and mentoring project in five rural secondary schools with financial support from the ministry of education. Both were piloted for one year. This study aims to explore the changes occurred due to implementation of the above. Various qualitative techniques were used. The teachers and students were f...
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This paper explores the situation of the primary and secondary-aged children who were out of respective school education in Bangladesh. Along with presenting the rate of out of school children considering various pockets and marginalized groups in Bangladesh, this paper also provides the reasons behind this out-of-school situation. The findings of...
Technical Report
Using the information collected under State of ECCD and primary education in Plan intervention areas study, this paper explores the situation of out-of-school children from pre-primary and primary education in Gazipur program area of Plan Bangladesh with explaining the reasons behind this out-of-school situation. Both never enrolled and dropped out...
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বাংলাদেশের প্রান্তিক নারীদের বিভিন্ন ধরনের শিক্ষাবিষয়ক সমস্যা ও তা থেকে পরিত্রাণের উপায়গুলো বিধৃত করা হয়েছে এই লেখায়।
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This article discusses the impact of the ‘student-centred learning’ process on education system of Bangladesh. Present conduction in connection to ‘student-centred learning process’ is also examined identifying its characters and challenges for local and international contexts. As research design, secondary data were used mainly through literature...
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This book provides some basics about group discussion.
Book
This is a basic grammar book of the students of grade one who are taught in Sadri language.
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This article examines the contribution made by education in Bangladesh using primary data gained from a small scale of research. Secondary data also supplements. Both school and out-of-school education is considered in this study. Findings show that primary education contributes mainly for social development. Secondary provision also contributes ma...
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The study analyzed the textbooks, storybooks and teachers guide series for primary level education named ‘Eso Pori’ through document reviews process. Based on content, direction and examples found in the books, the classwise attainable competencies are classified on three groups- ‘totally reflected’, ‘partly reflected’ and ‘not reflected’. It was f...
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The study analyzed the textbooks series for primary education named ‘Amar Bangla Boi’ through document reviews process. Document review process also analyzed language, graphics and illustration, error in spelling and printing, exercise and activities and some other physical aspects like book size, paper, font, color, etc. Based on content, directio...
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জেন্ডারের আলোকে বাংলাদেশের শিক্ষাচিত্র বিশ্লেষণ করার প্রয়াস রয়েছে এই লেখাটিতে।
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Using the competency-based test instrument developed for Education Watch 2000 this study made a comparison of learning achievement of the students of two BRAC programmes. These are BRAC Primary Schools (BPS) and Education for Indigenous Children (EIC) programme. Number of students under the test was 1,616; 810 for BPS and 806 for EIC. The students...
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The programme aimed to provide various training and workshops for tears’ of governmemt and non-government primary schools and social mobilization. In 2004, a baseline survey was carried out by the programme staff in 154 schools in these three upazilas. The repeat survey was conducted by the Research and Evaluation Division. Issues for explorations...
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This report describes the process of test development for assessing learning achievement of the students of class X. Considering the learning objectives as the basis for testing the students this instrument developed four test batteries – one each for Bangla, English, mathematics and everyday science. Each battery contains 20 items totaling 80 for...
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Under a broader aim of exploring the quality of BRAC Education Programme (BEP), this study aims to examine the level of competency achievement of the BRAC primary school students graduated in 2005. Randomly selected 5,946 students (65% girls) from 298 schools under 150 BEP programme areas were sampled for the test. In addition, background informati...
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The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of a new course on educational evaluation and assessment. In-depth interviews were carried out with a checklist prepared through field trials. Number of respondents was 19, 16 from the non-government organisations and three from the government education department. Junior, mid and senior levels o...
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The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of a new course on educational evaluation and assessment. In-depth interviews were carried out with a checklist prepared through field trials. Number of respondents was 19, 16 from the non-government organisations and three from the government education department. Junior, mid and senior levels o...

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Like Scopus or Scimago, does any organisation make a list for good academic conference list on education?
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I have written a paper which I am going to submit to a journal. Though I checked everything manually but before final submission, I want to check this through a software. Could you please suggest a free software which can fulfill my demand?
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I have a plan to conduct a research related to the mentioned questions. Thus, I need some ideas on this issue.

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This research project will explore the possibilities, scopes and opportunities, and challenges of blended learning in the context of Bangladeshi higher education institutions. This project aims to provide evidence-based guidelines on how to implement blended learning components in tertiary education in Bangladesh.
Archived project
To analyze the bottlenecks to equal participation in primary education in Bangladesh considering the equity perspective
Archived project
Action Research module for the DPEd program has already been made. Currently the editing process is running.