Primer on Education Reforms, Nov 15, 3:30-5:30


Posted on November 13, 2007  /  1 Comments

You have been complaining about the state of education. Here is a chance to do something. Come to the Education Reform Discussions Series #2 on Nov 15, 3:30-5:30 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute to get the basics.The President has instructed the ministry of education to drafta new Act and the ministry has appointed an expert committee. If you just sit there and do nothing, the expert will give their opinions, but the politicians and officials will not have what it takes to follow through and we will be back at square one, with the supreme court making education policy and regulation.

How can you get involved? Start with a listening. Listen to the realities of education reforms.

INVITATION to a Discussion Series on Education Reforms

Series Number: 2

Date and Time: November 15, 3:30 -5.30 p. (begins sharply at 3:30)

Place: Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, 100, Independence Avenue, Colombo 0700

Objective To form an umbrella group of civil society organizations and individuals capable of influencing the formulation and implementation of education policies

Medium Sinhala and Tamil

Agenda 3:30 – 3:40 Introduction

3:40 – 4:40 Major obstacles to educating our children –different views

Panel (8 minutes each)

§ Mrs. Himali Rajakaruna, Principal, Yasodara Balika Vidyalaya, Type 1AB School, Colombo 08

§ Mr. G Gunadasa, Principal, Asoka vidyalaya, Type 1AB Schol, Colombo 10

§ Mrs. PV Subadra Karunapala, Principal, Clifton Balika Vidyalaya, Type 1C School, Colombo 09

§ Mr. UB Thilakaratne, Artheusa College, Type 2 School, Colomb 06

§ Mr. HM Dayananda, Principal, Kotahena Sinhala Kanishta Vidyalaya, Type 3 School, Colombo 13

Discussion

4:40 – 5:30 What is being done or What needs to done

Panel (8 minutes each)

§ Mr. GJDL Hemachandra, Director of Education, Western Province (to be confirmed)

§ Mr. Walter Marasinghe, President, All Island Madya Vidyala Alumni Association

§ Mr. C Jayatunge, Secretary, Lanka Guru Sangamaya

§ Ms. Shanthi Satchithanandam and Mr.. Shanmugalingam, Viluthu Center for Human Resource Development

§ Mr. Nihal Herath. Education Specialist, Secondary Education Modernization Project, Ministry of Education

Discussion

5:30 – 6;00 Next Steps (Form an Umbrella Group for Action on Education Reforms?)

For more information or suggestions please contact the coordinator, Dr. Sujata Gamage, at coord@educationforum.lk or 011-497-9795 or 077-774-8470

.November 12, 2007

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