Press Release #11: Schools should reopen at the first opportunity, but with reduced examination pressures- 22 September 2021 (In English/Sinhala/Tamil)
The urgency of getting children back to school at the first opportunity is accepted worldwide, but Covid-19 has also brought three other issues to the fore internationally – (1) Ethics of conducting competitive examinations when significant portions of the students have been left out of education (2) Wisdom of continuing same old education when a full return to normalcy is not in sight (3) The need for combining face-2-face and distance mode of teaching and learning as the new normal.
Belummahara Sri Rahula Vidyalaya – A model school that managed to win against the pandemic
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Policy Dialogue #12: Inequities in Funding Schools
A policy dialogue on “Inequities in funding schools” was held by the Education Forum Sri Lanka (EFSL) on February 13th, 2021, via Zoom.
Policy Dialogue #11: Bottom-up Solutions to the Grade 1 Admission Problem
A policy dialogue on “Bottom-up Solutions to the Grade 1 Admission Problem” was held by the Education Forum Sri Lanka (EFSL) on January 16, 2021, via Zoom.
Policy dialogue #10: Equitable access to distance education
A policy dialogue on equitable access to distance education was held by the Education Forum Sri Lanka (EFSL) in collaboration with the Development Partners Secretariat on December 08 , 2020, via Zoom.
Policy Dialogue #9: Report of the Presidential Task Force on Education
A dialogue reviewing the report was held on November 21, 2020, via Zoom LINKS Full Video: PD#9, 2 hours 30 minutes Documents:Â Summary PTF Report; Core Group Reports OVERVIEW: The education reform planÂ of the Presidential Task Force is visionary and comprehensive,Â but it does not address (1)Â Strategies for effective implementation (2) Limitations such as political interference(3) Inefficiencies in administration, (4) Lack of empowerment of teachers, and the (5)Â Reality of insufficient funding.
Policy Dialogue #8: Theory and Practice in Assessment in Primary Education
Held on October 17, 2020, via Zoom VIDEO Link PRESENTATIONS Assessments in Primary Education Â with a focus on Â the Grade five Scholarship Examination in Sri Lanka Ms.
Policy Dialogue #5: Early Childhood Education
Held on June 27, 2020, via Zoom Watch video here.