May 23, 2023 FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/P9FLkGE9Rgg PANEL: Prof. Andrew Norton, Professor in the Practice of Higher Education Policy, Australian National University, Higher education student charges and income contingent loans in Australia Prof. Biswajit Chanda, Member, UGC, Bangladesh, Meeting the social demand for higher education: A Bangladesh perspective Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Chairman, UGC, Sri Lanka, Current higher education system in Sri Lanka and recommendations for its expansion (00:45:30-1:13:00 on video) QUOTE of the day: A public sector supply that is free or very cheap, and hence constrained in quantity and quality, leads to greater use of private institutions than in most OECD countries and extensive study abroad.
වසංගතයෙන් පසු අධ්‍යාපනය | பிளேக்கிற்குப் பிறகு கல்வி A policy dialogue on “ Education Post-Pandemic”‘ was held by the Education Forum Sri Lanka (EFSL) on 26th March 2022, via Zoom.  Watch the Policy Dialogue: Video PRESENTATIONS Transforming Education for All Post COVID-19 – Ms. Takaho Fukami, Chief of Education, UNESCO Survey on the Impact of Covid-19 on Education in Sri Lanka – Ms. Gayani Hurulle, Senior Research Manager, LIRNEasia DISCUSSION  With designated responses from: – Mr. Harshana Perera, Asian International School, Colombo – Ms.
විභාග: අද හා ඉදිරිය | தேர்வுகள்: இன்று மற்றும் எதிர்காலம் A policy dialogue on “ Examinations: Present and Future”‘ was held by the Education Forum Sri Lanka (EFSL) on 16th, October 2021, via Zoom. LINKS:  PD #19  (In Sinhala) PRESENTATIONS:  National Student Assessment Framework – Commissioner-General Examinations, Mr. Sanath Pujitha (15-20 minutes)  Assessments & Examinations during the Pandemic· Mr. Harshana Perera, Principal, Asian International School – (15 min)· Mr. Lal Dissanyake, Director, Matugama Education Zone· Mr.
ගුරු වැටුප් ප්‍රශ්නය: එදා, අද සහ ඉදිරිය |ஆசிரியர் சம்பள கேள்வி: பிறகு, இப்போது மற்றும் எதிர்காலம் | A policy dialogue on “ Teacher Salary Issues: Past, Present and the Future ” was held by the Education Forum Sri Lanka (EFSL) on Aug 14th, 2021, via Zoom. LINKS:Full Video: PD#18  (In Sinhala) PRESENTATIONS
A policy dialogue on “What should be our policy on English Education”  was held by the Education Forum Sri Lanka (EFSL) on July 10th, 2021, via Zoom. LINKS:Full Video: PD#17, 2 hours  6 minutes (In Sinhala) PRESENTATIONS 5:00 – 5:10 Welcome and Introduction (Dr. Sujata Gamage, Co-founder, Education Forum Sri Lanka) 5:10 – 6:10 Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Sujata Gamage Dr. Darshana Samaraweera, Deputy Director-General, National Institute of Education Dr.
  A policy dialogue on “Emergency Preparedness of Schools” was held by the Education Forum Sri Lanka (EFSL) on June 5th, 2021, via Zoom. LINKS: Full Video: PD#16, 2 hours 32 minutes (In English) PRESENTATIONS Current situation and the future, Argentina – Dr Silvina Gvirtz, Former Minister of Education, Buenos Aires Province, Buenos Aires | Video Education policy in the era of Covid-19, the case of Israel – Prof. Izhar Oplatka, School of Education, Tel Aviv University | Video Pakistan’s strategy for emergency preparedness, Ms Baela Raza Jamil, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, Pakistan | Video English schools’ response to Covid-19, Dr Katya Saville, University College London, UK | Video Emergency preparedness of schools, Mr Gareth Manning, Think Global School | Video   POLICY BRIEF https://mailchi.mp/c97e331f9798/policy-dialogue-brief-16-emergency-preparedness-in-education Panelists gave a vivid picture of the situation in each country and concluded with their own take on emergency preparedness. First, we present a set of recommendations abstracted from their  presentations and present each country context next.
A policy dialogue on “Reopening schools and education delivery until then” was held by the Education Forum Sri Lanka (EFSL) on May 15th, 2021, via Zoom. LINKS: Full Video: PD#15, 2 hours 33  minutes (In Sinhala) PRESENTATIONS Dr. Tara de Mel, Former Secretary, Ministry of Education Ms. Renuka Peiris, Former Director, Health and Safety, Ministry of Education Mr. R.
  A policy dialogue on “Decentralizing Education Management to School Level” was held by the Education Forum Sri Lanka (EFSL) on April 10th, 2021, via Zoom. LINKS: Full Video: PD#14, 2 hours 37 minutes PRESENTATIONS Decentralizing education management to school levels: How much & how? – Dr. Jayantha Balasuriya From the perspective of an Assisted school that made the journey to being a fee-levying private school – Mrs. Shanthi Dias
A policy dialogue on “Mainstreaming Social-Emotional Learning” was held by the Education Forum Sri Lanka (EFSL) on March 13th, 2021, via Zoom. LINKS: Full Video: PD#13, 2 hours 29 minutes PRESENTATIONS Why Social-Emotional Learning – Dr. Anantha Duraiappah Mindfulness and Science Behind It – Dr. Tara de Mel Enabling environment approach for achieving SDG 4.7 objectives – Mr.
A policy dialogue on “Inequities in funding schools” was held by the Education Forum Sri Lanka (EFSL) on February 13th, 2021, via Zoom. LINKS: Full Video: PD#12, 2 hours 30 minutes Mini clips: Presentations: Funding Mechanisms – Line Ministry, Dr. Madura Wehella, Additional Secretary Policy and Planning Ministry of Education Possible Funding Mechanisms – Provincial Authorities, Mr. Kathiresan Suwarnarajah, Former President Vavuniya National Colleges of Education & Mr Muttu Rathakrishnan, Zonal Education Director, Vavuniya The Little School that Could (තවත් සිප් හලක තතු),  Mr. W.