Phase 1 – Testing
In this output we tested and validated the developed materials (“Tools for Schools”) of output 3. The overall objective of this output is to test to what extent the tools for schools impart knowledge and help shape inclusive attitudes and behavior towards LGBT+. Findings will allow All Inc! to adapt as needed, and the consortium will disseminate the final set of evidence-based ‘tools for schools’ in a later phase.
To test the ‘Tools for Schools’, we run randomized experiments in secondary education. It should be noted that the coordinating institution, Maastricht University, has extensive experience in setting up such experiments. Additionally, the project can build on substantive subject knowledge of its partners, as well as pedagogical expertise, in developing the proposed tests.
Phase 2 – Evaluation
Maastricht University tested the impact of the intervention on each of these components based on pre- and post-intervention questionnaires. The precise measurement of these components followed from the literature review (see output 1). The impact of the ‘tools for schools’ was measured by means of an intention-to-treat regression approach, whereby the measure of knowledge, attitude and behaviour is regressed on ‘treatment’ (dummy equal to 1 if subject belong to treatment group, zero for control group), baseline values of the dependent variable, and teacher and class group control variables.