Profile of Dr. Md. Ahsan Habib

... Name Dr. Md. Ahsan Habib
Designation Associate Professor
Last Degree PhD (Monash University, Melbourn),MA (Roehampton University, London, Charles University Prague), M. Ed.(DU)

Curriculum vitae of Dr. Md. Ahsan Habib


Dr. Md. Ahsan Habib

Associate Professor and


Department of Educational Psychology and Guidance (EPG)

Institute of Education and Research (IER)

University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Cell: +88 01706303711


Date of Birth: 01/07/1976
Research Interests

Training, curriculum development, Psychological aid and support, Personality study, Sexual abuse and post psychological services, Intervention study, Inclusive and disability study, Early Childhood Learning and Development

2011- 2015 PhD

Education Psychology

Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

2009 MA

Special Education Needs (MA SEN)

Roehampton University, London and Charles University, Prague

2002 Chinese Language

Fudan University and Donghua University, Shanghai

1998 M.Ed

Educational Psychology & Guidance

Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka

1997 B.Ed (Hons.)

Special Education

Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka



Research Work


September, 2017- April 2018

Base line and End line study for the project Local Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Partner, Connecting Classroom Bangladesh, British Council, Dhaka

September 2017-May 2018


The impact of Bangladesh Police Training of Field level Policing: An analysis, an evaluative study project under the Police Staff College, Dhaka Bangladesh

July 2017-August 2017

Lead Consultant

Developing Psychological First Aid (PFA) and organize TOT for development workers in reducing the risk of shocks and stresses in disaster vulnerable urban areas funded by the C&A Foundation and implemented Save the children Bangladesh and Social and Economic Enhancement Programme (SEEP).

June 2017-


Develop the soft skills module for Empower Youth for Work (EYW) project Bangladesh part, a five year (2016-2021) global programme implemented in four countries: Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Ethiopia funded by IKEA foundation and implemented by Oxfam, UCEP, RDRS, ASSEDO, CODEC and Wave Foundation). A total number of 67,000 young women and men of age 15-29 will be reached through this project.  

May, 2017-June, 2017

Senior Researcher 

A Longitudinal Study on Implementation of Each Child Learns (ECL) (3rd Primary Education Development Programme-PEDP3) Phase 3 Report, under MAXWELL STAMP│LTD

February, 2017 to June, 6 

Team Leader

Impact evaluation of The Early Learning for Child Development Project (ELCDP) 2006-2013, a project of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA), the People’s  Republic of Bangladesh for improving the quality of early learning through 8731 centres with and 11,00000 (11 lac)  children from 0 – 6 years old. Implementation, Monitoring and evaluation Division, Ministry of planning (IMED) শিশু বিকাশে প্রারম্ভিক শিক্ষা”- শীর্ষক প্রকল্পের প্রভাব মূল্যায়ন সমীক্ষার প্রারম্ভিক প্রতিবেদন, বাস্তবায়ন পরিবীক্ষণ মূল্যায়ন বিভাগ (আইএমইডি), পরিকল্পনা মন্ত্রণালয় , গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার

August, 2016-June 15

Co-Team leader

Citizen Report Card (CRC) on the Primary Education 2016, under an initiative of Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) and Institute of Social Business (ISB). A mixed method study conducted on 7620 household, 120 in-depth interview, 40 classroom observation , 20 FGD, 8 data validation workshop. The study involves survey and assessment of about 8,000 children and their parents from 223 rural villages in the remote south-eastern part of Bangladesh.


“The Early Childhood Intervention and Parental Involvement in Bangladesh” an intervention study project by Monash University, Australia and Global Development & Research Initiative Foundation (GDRI), Bangladesh. 

May to June, 2016


Safe sex promotion: Commercial sex workers in Bangladesh, a study project conducted and funded by Monash University, Australia. Lead trainer on Negotiation Module Counselling

February, 2016 

Reviewer, Early Learning and Development Standard (ELDS), Early Learning for Children Development 2nd phase Project, Bangladesh Shishu Academy, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and Bangladesh ECD Network (BEN)

March, 2015 –May-2016


Teacher Curriculum Guide (TCG) for secondary school teachers, Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP), National Curriculum and Text Book Board (NCTB), Bangladesh

March 20, 2016 –Dec-2016


Baseline study and Development Monitoring Tools for “English and Digital for Girls' Education (EDGE)”, an international project consists of Bangladesh, India and Nepal to make adolescent girls from marginalised communities to be more informed and independent life choices, to contribute fully to the family, the economy and society. In collaboration with Leeds University and funded by British Council Bangladesh.

January 2016, March 2016


Impact assessment of “English and ICT for Adolescents (EITA)”, a British Council Bangladesh funded project to enhance confidence in English and ICT skills.

December 2009- March 2010


Evaluation of the Impact of Connecting Classroom Project in the Schools of Bangladesh, a research projects under British Council Bangladesh.

May 2006


Research projects under ADSL Bangladesh and PINZ New Zealand, Funded by Directorate of Technical and Vocational Education and Asian Development Bank PPTA 4799 Study on  technical and vocational education in public and private sector.

June 2005


Baseline Survey (Quality Part), of Primary Education of Development Project (PEDP-II)Directorate of Primary Education (DPE), UNICEF, Bangladesh and Institute of Education and Research (IER),  Primary Education Development Program two (PEDP-II). IER, DU, Directorate of Primary Education & UNICEF, Dhaka.


Academic Research Project (Supervising) 

Ph.D. Project

An exploratory study on socio-cultural aspects of reading motivation among primary school students in Bangladesh

An Exploratory Study on the Teaching-Learning of the Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Bangladesh: Practice and Challenges

M.Phil. Project

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Managing Challenging Behaviour in Regular Classrooms: Understanding through Primary Teachers’ Response

Basic Education through Online Programmes for the young Children in Bangladesh: Perception and Practice

Perceptions of Parents and Teachers on Children’s Readiness for School

Impact of Parent-adolescent Conflict on Development of Self-esteem and Academic Achievement of Secondary Level Students

An Explorative Study of the Relationship Between Psychological Stress of Working Mothers and Their Adolescent Child’s Socialization


Haq, M. N; Habib, A.; Shadhan Kumar Das, S. K.; Mahmud, T.; Rahman, M. (in press). Citizen Report Card on service delivery in government primary schools of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Education Journal (In press)

Habib, A. and Hossain, S. (2016) Students’ sense of belonging in urban junior secondary schools in Bangladesh: Its relationship with Grade, academic achievement and school satisfaction, Engaging in educational praxis: Connecting policy and practice in Bangladesh, Singapore: Springer Publishers (accepted)

Habib, A.; Islam, Z.; Jahan,  M. (accepted) Philosophical and Psychological Foundation in Education, Dhaka: Bangladesh Open University

Habib, A. and Sultana, R. (2016).  Disability and the rural society in the first half of the twentieth century: Bhikhu of Manik Bandopadhyay and other characters ( wesk kZvãxi cÖ_gv‡a©  cÖwZeÜxZv Ges evOvwj MÖvgxY mgvR: gvwbK e‡›`¨vcva¨v‡qi wfLy I Ab¨vb¨ PwiÎ). Bangladesh Shikhsha Samoiki (Bangla Periodical) (evsjv‡`k wkÿv mvgwqKx). 13(2).

Hossain, S. & Habib, A. (2016) Psychological research in Education: Trends and issues from 2003 to 2013 in Bangladesh, Teacher’s World, 40. 

Šiška, J., & Habib, A. (2015). Disability in South Asia: Historical understanding through family, religion, and support structure, Journal of Theory and Practice Special Education Časopis Pro Teorii A Praxi Speciální Pedagogiky, 25 (4). p. 478-489

Malak, M. S., Begum, H. A., Habib, A., Banu, M. S., & Roshid, M. M. (2014). Inclusive Education in Bangladesh: Are the Guiding Principles Aligned with Successful Practices? In H. Zhang, P. W. K. Chan & C. Boyel (Eds.), Equity in Education: Fairness and Inclusion (pp. 19). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Šiška, J., Latimier, C. & Habib, A. (2013). The rights to education of children with intellectual disabilities: Trends and barriers towards Inclusion in Europe. In K. E. Ackermann, O. Musenberg & J. Riegert (Eds.), Geistigbehindertenpädagogik!?: Disziplin - Profession – Inklusion (pp. 89-109). Oberhausen: Athena.

Šiška, J., & Habib, A. (2012). Attitudes towards disability and inclusion in Bangladesh: from theory to practice. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/13603116.2011.651820

Habib, A. & Banu, S. (2011). Developmental leaps in the theory of Freud, Erickson and Piaget: A critical analysis. In Z. Islam & A. A. Mamun (Eds.), Early Childhood Development-a key to child rights (pp. 30-39). Dhaka: Early Concern and Manusher Jonno Foundation.

Habib, A. (2011).The role of the Educational Counsellor in meeting special education needs (SEN) in primary schools of Prague, Czech Republic, Bangladesh Education Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2 pp. 31-41

Habib, A & Hossain, S. (2010). 50 years of Teacher’s World: shifting research trends and interests in Education of Bangladesh, Teacher’s World, Vol. 35-36

Habib, A. (2010). Creativity, training resource book for in-service Sub-cluster Training of the Government Primary School Bangladesh, Dhaka: Directorate of Primary Education, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education

Habib, A. (2009). Video Interaction Guidance (VIG): A Potential Strategy Developing in-School training Programme for the Inclusive Education in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Education Journal, Vol. 8 (2), 45-52.

Habib, A. (2008).  A Search for Constructivism in Teaching of Government Primary Schools of Dhaka City, Teacher’s World (Journal of Education and Research) Dhaka, Vol.32, 95-103.  ISSN 0040-0521.

Habib, A., Islam, A., Ahsan, S. (2007). Shikon, Mullo Jachai Ebong Protifolonmulok Onushilon (Learning, Evaluation and Reflection Practices) Dhaka: Mita Traders, p.315. ISBN984-8280-61-8

Habib, A., Morshed, M., (2007). Shisu Injury Protirodh (Child Injury Protection) (a text book for Grade Five), Dhaka: Centre for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh (CIPRB), UNICEF and TASC.

Uddin, K., Habib, A. (2006). A Study of Urban Poor in the Informal Sector of Dhaka City: Education and Occupation, Teacher’s World (Journal of Education and Research),    VoL.28-29, 35-47.  ISSN 0040-0521.

Habib, A. (2006). Action Research, Dhaka: Mita Traders, p 174 ISBN: 984-8280-31-6

Employment Record

  1. Designation   :  Associate Professor, Educational Psychology and Guidance                               

                Duration          :   From 21 February, 2016 till date

                Employer        :   Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka


  1. Designation   :  Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology and Guidance

 Duration          :  From 9 January, 2011 to 20 February, 2016

 Employer        :  Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka


  1. Designation   : Lecturer, Educational Psychology and Guidance (EPG)

 Duration          : 7 July, 2005 to 8 January, 2011

 Employer        :  Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka


  1. Designation   :  Database Specialist (Monitoring and Evaluation)

 Duration          :  From 1 April, 2002 to 30 September, 2002  

 Employer        :  World Vision, Bangladesh

 Description of duties:  maintaining database for 36 regional offices, coordinating field specialist and administrate periodical survey, data analysis, report writing, presentation as part of project FSEP.


  1. Designation   :  Research Associate

 Duration          :  From 1 January, 2001 to 30 March, 2002

 Employer        :  Data International Ltd.

 Description of duties              :  Score competent video protocols after observing videography of classroom activities of Grade 2 and 5. More than 150 classes had been observed by grade and subject in order to score the teaching learning process from the recoded videos of classes from 100 Primary Schools of rural and urban Bangladesh score observation checklist of classroom activities of grades 2 and 5 of the sampled schools.

Training and Workshop

Workshop on “An Overview of Physical and Humiliating Punishment (PHP) in Educational Institutions(Based on the findings from divisional workshops) Organized by Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) And Save the Children Sweden –Denmark 2008

Launching ceremony and paper presentation of Lancet series on Child development, March 1, 2007 ICDDRB Dhaka organized by Bangladesh ECD (Early childhood care and development Network and Child Development Unit ICDDR,B

Child Friendly and Inclusive Education Forum, Daylong workshop for Orientation of Stake Holders jointly organized by Institute of Education and research university of Dhaka and UNESCO Dhaka

Pedagogy of Inclusive Education, 2nd Forum 23 rd September 2006, Inclusive Education Workshop on Child Friendly and inclusive learning

Inclusive education: the curriculum issue, 3rd forum 19th December 2006

Quality primary Education linked with ESSD of plan Bangladesh, Organized Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE), AUGUST 17-18, 2005

Eleventh Educational Researchers ‘Conference for Dissemination of Research Studies UNESCO, Dhaka and BAFED

Training on Early Childhood care and Development Program Management, Organized by Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) Dhaka from 14-20 August 2005

Short course

2015 Gifted Education essentials: tools for putting theory into practice May 21-22, 2015, organised by Victorian Association of Gifted and talented Children (VAGTC), Melbourne, Australia

2012 Peer Mentoring Programme, semester 1, 2012 organised by Monash University Health and Wellbeing, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

2005 Training on Early Childhood Care and Development Programme Management, 14-20 August, 2005 organized by Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Paper Presentation



“Inclusive Education in Bangladesh: Policy and Practice” paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Adelaide 2013,


“I often feel amazing looking at the paintings in my classroom”: The best place at my school, International Visual Sociology Association Annual Conference, 8-10 July, 2013, CUCR, Goldsmiths, University of London, London.


Alienation and Belongingness among the Methorpotti children: A Case Study into the Challenges of Inclusive Education, Monash Education Research Community (MERC) Annual Conference Friday, 5 July 2013: Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia, ISBN 978-0-9806760-6-8 - MERC Conference Proceedings 2013


Exploring students’ sense of belonging in secondary schools of urban Dhaka, International conference on Inclusive Education, Asian Centre for inclusive Education (ACIE), 15-17 February, 3013, Dhaka, Bangladesh


The Role of URC Instructor as Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo) to support  the SEN Children in the Mainstream Primary Schools of Bangladesh, MERC Annual Conference 2011, Educational Research Beyond Borders, Friday 8 July 2011, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Australia


The role of Educational Counsellor  in implementing Inclusive  Education in the mainstream primary school:  A study of Czech Republic, International Symposium on Inclusive Education,  BAFED, UNESCO , Dhaka, 2011


Video interaction guidance (VIG): A potential tool for developing in school training programme of the inclusive education in Bangladesh,  International conference on Child Friendly Inclusive Education 07 to 08 January 2010 Dhaka


Erasmus Mundus Special Education Needs international Conference, Inclusive Practices: Changing Global perspectives, 12th -13 February 2009, Tilburg, the Netherlands 


Developmental Leaps in the Theory of Freud, Erickson and Piaget: A Critical Analysis, 1st Annual Early Childhood Conference, 15-17 September 2006, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organized by Early Concern, Centre for Childhood Research and Development

Professional Trainer

Core Trainer (2009-2011)- “Teaching Quality Improvement (TQI)” In Secondary Education project, Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh with assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Provided training under Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for Teacher educators (teachers of Teacher Training colleges), Principals, Headmasters and teachers of Secondary schools and master trainers. Develop CPD training manuals, content and training schedule. 

Guest Trainer -Training for faculty members of Stamford University Bangladesh, under Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), A project of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh and Ministry of Education, Bangladesh

Guest Trainer -Report Writing in Mixed Method Research Approach, for postgraduate freelance researchers, organized by Teacher Development Institute (TDI) and Bangladesh Forum for Educational Development (BAFED),

 Core trainer- (2015 -to date) :"Advance Course on Research Methodology" program designed and coordinated by Institute of Education and Research (IER), Dhaka University

Core trainer (2005-2008)- “Certificate course on Effective Teaching” organised and certified jointly by Dhaka University and Nova Scotia. 

Membership of Professional Societies

Member, International School Psychology Association (ISPA)

Life Member, Bangladesh Forum for Educational Development (BAFED), Dhaka

Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association

Advocacy Resource Pool, Inclusive Education in Teacher Education Bangladesh

Life member, Cadet College Club Limited  (CCCL)




Chinese (Mandarin)

Countries Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India,  the Netherlands, Poland, Thailand, United Kingdom


Travelling, Science, History, Driving 


Monash Post Graduate Publication Award (PPA) -2015

Monash University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) -2011-2015

Monash Graduate Scholarship-(MGA) 2011-2014

European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (EM)-2008-2209

Chinese Government Scholarship 2002-2003