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ERIC Number: ED494337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-13
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
Context of Educational Reforms Then and Now
Sedere, Mohottige Upali
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Dr. C.W.W. Kannangara is identified by all Sri Lankans as the father of Free Education. He was the architect of the 1944 educational reforms in Sri Lanka which opened the doors of education for all and Sri Lanka has progressed well since then. Today after six decades, the context of 1944 reforms is much changed, yet Sri Lanka continues to provide the same type of free education. In the last six decades Sri Lanka has achieved a very high level of Human Development both in education and health sectors. Moreover the socioeconomic context of Sri Lanka as well as the world has significantly changed. This article addresses the context of education reforms then and now; and provides a vision beyond that to merge Sri Lanka with the Global Economy through human resource development. (Contains 1 table and 11 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Sri Lanka