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ERIC Number: ED514041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-16
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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The Changing Times: General Education and the Vocational Training System in Sri Lanka
Sedere, Upali M.
Online Submission, Convocational Address given at the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov 16, 2010)
Sri Lanka is widening its scope for vocational education sub-sector. The emerging global trends and the aspirations of the emerging Sri Lanka after defeating terrorism demands the preparation of the graduating youth at different stages of the education system for employment. Vocational education faces many challenges. Though there are technical colleges is it those who are left behind of the system are the ones entering vocational stream. Creativity is an important base of the emerging knowledge economy and it's the mid level career personnel who could contribute the most as they gain more hands on experience and theoretical knowledge. Francisco Pacheco invented the hydrogen generator and Stanley Meyer's invention of water powered car is good examples and incentives for the graduating youth that research and development and endurance to pursue creative thoughts bring success. (Contains 1 diagram and 2 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka