Grantee Name: James Tooley
Organization: University of Buckingham
Country: India & Nigeria
Project Name: Enhancing Freedom Through Quality Improvements in Low-cost Private Schools
Funding Year: 2019
Project period: 4 years
Enhancing Freedom Through Quality Improvements in Low-cost Private Schools
Through this project, James Tooley aims to establish a financially sustainable model for international teacher certification in the low-cost private school sector in India and Nigeria, with the potential to scale to more countries in Southern Africa and South Asia. The project builds on years of research and addresses one of the key challenges that low-cost private schools face--teacher certification and quality of teaching. The project will also add a module on economic freedom to the curriculum which will help to spread classical liberal ideas to untapped, new audiences, in Nigeria, India, and other areas as the project expands.