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Project Standardized Parents, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

Our goal in conducting this study is to provide policymakers with objective evidence on the quality of healthcare delivered in rural areas of Northwest China. We will also compare the quality of care delivered at different tiers of the health system and assess what factors are correlated with better care.

Location

China

Project Intestinal Worms, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

The overall goal of our project is to assess the relationship between worm prevalence and indicators of rural Chinese children’s health, academic performance, and raw cognitive function. Those indicators include anemia, performance on a standardized math exam, and performance on an internationally-scaled test of executive function* (working memory and processing speed).

Location

Guizhou, China

Project Baby Nutrition, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

The overall goal of our proposed work is to identify simple and sustainable ways of improving infant nutrition in rural China. Our project will create an infrastructure through which caregivers and local health care clinics can provide ongoing education and nutritional supplements to reduce and prevent anemia in their communities. Finally, we will present the project’s feasibility and results to key policymakers capable of funding and promoting the most effective solutions.

Location

Shaanxi, China

Project Seeing is Learning, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

Tens of millions of children in rural and migrant areas of China that have uncorrected vision, and the condition is having a serious impact on their education. Following three years of research and five randomized controlled trials studying this issue, we are now working with local governments in rural China to incorporate vision care into the healthcare agenda.

Location

Gansu, China

Project Assessing and Credentialing Vocational High Schools, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

Is China building a new professional class or spending billions on teen daycare? The government has invested heavily in making vocational school a viable alternative to academic high school. However, many vocational schools fail to provide fair, safe, or human capital-enhancing experiences. REAP is testing a system that holds schools accountable to clear quality standards and provides students and their families with the information they need to make informed schooling choices.

Location

China

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