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ERIC Number: ED508198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb-3
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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Towards a Stress Free Education: International Perspective
Sedere, Upali M.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Academic Sessions of the Open University of Sri Lanka (5th, Sri Lanka, Feb 3, 2010)
Stress is simply the body's response to changes that create taxing demands. When one cannot cope with it, these cause distresses. Stress is not always bad. The manageable stress motivates individuals to achieve what he/she wishes to achieve. When one can cope with stress it is called "eustress" which is good. Education in many countries cause distress in children and there are many factors such as too much demands place on the child by parents and school system; severe competition and fear of failure, Child's inability to cope with pressure, ones fitness, socio-economic and family backgrounds, cost of learning and more over the system of education that places too many bureaucratic and systemic controls such as examinations which are not learner friendly. The paper examines the international perspectives around some of these issues. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; Malaysia; Singapore; Sri Lanka; United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Iowa Tests of Educational Development; California Test of Basic Skills; SAT (College Admission Test)