ERIC Number: ED194984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Projected Issues in the Practice of Educational Administration: Sri Lankan Context.
A number of issues emerge as important to educational administrators in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Education Service now makes it possible for system administrators and certain teaching personnel to exchange positions and thus gain new perspectives and reduce status differences. Also, to prevent the loss of the services of able and enterprising teachers to administrative positions, a scheme of offering them special posts carrying higher salaries and status has evolved. In the area of school management, it has been suggested that principals ought to be able to delegate more responsibility to deputy principals, and that principals ought to be given power and delegated authority commensurate with their responsibility. All the developing countries in the Asian region, including Sri Lanka, have identified the promotion of educational innovations as a national priority. Decentralization and democratization are considered to be the key elements of any development strategy. Educational development must be coordinated at the district level and within an overall national development plan. Sri Lanka's highly differentiated categories of administrative personnel need a range of training opportunities and provision for periodic retraining. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Agency Cooperation, Centralization, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Principals, Status, Teacher Promotion, Teacher Salaries, Teachers
Not available separately; see EA 013 022.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Identifiers: Sri Lanka
Note: Published in "Canadian and Comparative Educational Administration" (EA 013 022). Based on a paper presented at the International Intervisitation Program in Educational Administration (4th, Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, May 1980). For related documents, see EA 013 022-050.