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GCE(O/L) pass rates over time

Posted on October 7, 2008  /  26 Comments

(Pass rate = percent of school candidates passing 6 subjects including math and language) GCE O/L pass rates have doubled over the decade spanning 1995 to 2005.Here are some data (data_ed_ol_examresults1 What do you make of the data? 1. From 1995 to 2000 the pass rates increased dramatically 20% to 40%. Why?
මෙම ව්යාපාරයේ ඇරඹුම සනිටුහන් වන්නේ එක් පියෙක් තම දරුවා වෙනුවෙන් නැගූ හඬ ලාංකේය සිසු පරපුර වෙනුවෙන්ම ව්යාප්ත කිරීමට සිතූ මොහොතකයි. මෙම ව්යාපාරයේ නිර්මාතෘ උපාලි චන්ද්රසිරිගේ සංකල්පනාවකට අනුවයි. උපාලි සඳහන් කරන ආකාරයට යහපත් අධ්යාපනයක් සඳහා අරගලයට මුල් වී ඇත්තේ සිය දියණියගේ අධ්යාපනය සම්බන්ධයෙන් මතූවූ අර්බුදයන්ය. නගරයේ උසස් යැයි සම්මත ප්රථමික පාසලක ඉගෙනුම ලැබූ ඔහුගේ දියණිය ශිෂ්යත්ව විභාගය සමත් වීමෙන් පසු තවත් ජනප්රිය පාසලකට ඇතුළත් වීමේ වරම ලබා ඇත. එහෙත් ඔහුගේ දියණියට එම ජනප්රිය පාසල තුළ වැඩි කලක් අධ්යාපනය ලැබීමට නොහැකි වී ඇති අතර, එයට හේතු වී ඇත්තේ ඇය කෙරෙන් මතු වූ ආබාධ තත්ත්වයක්ය.

Private Market for Teachers in Sri Lanka

Posted on September 16, 2008  /  1 Comments

You love to teach but don’t want to go after politicians to get your dream job?  The growing market in private education seems to be opening up job opportunities for teachers. A Web site dedicated to finding a teacher http://www.FAT.lk is evidence.
යහපත් අද්ධියාපනයක් සදහා වූ වියාපාරය මගින් මාසිකව පල කෙරීමට යන ‘පාසල’ නම්වූ මාසික පුවත් පත දියත් කිරීම හා ප්‍රසිද්ධ සම්මන්ත්‍රණය අද අගෝස්තු 25 වැනිදා සවස තුනට ජාතික පුස්තකාල සේවා මණ්ඩල ශ්‍රවනාගාරයේදී පැවැත්වෙනු ඇත. අදහස් දැක්වීම්: මහාචාර්ය ලාල් පෙරේරා ආචාර්ය ජී බී ගුනවර්ධන අද්ධියාපනඥ එස් එම් ආරියරත්න ද අල්විස් සමාජ ක්‍රියාකාරික නිමල් මුනසිංහ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුරු සංගමය අන්තර් විශ්ව ව්ද්යාල ශිෂ්‍ය බල මණ්ඩලය

Politics, Economy and Education

Posted on June 26, 2008  /  0 Comments

Interesting article by  Edward B. Fiske (former Times education editor and author of the Fiske Guide to Colleges) about (a) how Reagan appointed a commission to push a political agenda that included voluntary prayers in schools, but the commission he appointed came up with a report that focused on quality of education and (b) why economic productivity of a country  is not correlated with educational achievements. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/25/opinion/25fiske.
The Campaign for Better Education is launching its monthly newspaper “Paasala”  today, August 25,  at 3pm at the Library Services Board auditorium on Independence Avenue. A public seminar too will be held. Speakers: Prof. Lala perera Dr. G B Gunawardena S M Ariyarathna de Alwis, Educationist Nimal Munsinghe, Activist, Lanka Jathika Guru Sangamaya Anthar Vishva Vidyala Bala Mandalaya
Law & Society Trust (LST) 3, Kynsey Terrace Colombo 08 Sri Lanka Tel:  +94 (11) 269 1228 / 268 4845 Fax:  +94 (11) 268 6843 www.lawandsocietytrust.org   LST FORUM   New Education Act: Issues and ProposedRecommendations   By Dr. SujataGamage Coordintor, EducationForum Director, KnowledgeNetworks LIRNEasia   Thurs 24 April 5pm @ 3, KynseyTerrace Colombo08   RSVP Janaki 2691228/2684845 Emaillst@eureka.lk  

School Education – New Zealand

Posted on April 19, 2008  /  1 Comments

This post is part of a series by the Education Forum on how school education is delivered in other parts of the world. From Article by Bruce Sheerin, Ministry of Education, New Zealand (http://titania.sourceoecd.org/vl=1756152/cl=13/nw=1/rpsv/cgi-bin/wppdf?file=5kzr6wrctk9p.

School-based Teacher Recruitment

Posted on February 19, 2008  /  0 Comments

Justine Ferrari, Education writer | February 05, 2008 (http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23161015-13881,00.

A Public Meeting on February 18th

Posted on February 15, 2008  /  0 Comments

Notice of Public Meeting on Recommendations for a New Education Act February 18, Monday, 2008, 3p – 5p Sri Lanka Foundation Institute Sri Lanka Education Forum has been hosting a series of meetings to identify areas of agreement among civil society organizations regarding recommendations for a New Education Act to the Ministry of Education’s Committee to Draft a New Education Act. The final meeting in the series is to be held on February 18, 2008, Monday, 3pm to 5pm at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. The Education Forum is a group of professional, academic, corporate and civil society individuals and organizations representing teachers, principals, past pupils, educationists, entrepreneurs and well-wishers in education. The participants are bound by their common desire to develop, support and sustain a system of education that contributes to cultural, social and economic growth while ensuring freedom of choice and equality of opportunity to all. Sujata N Gamage PhD MPA Coordinator Education Forum V 011-4979795 0r 0770774-8470 F 011-277-5212 E sujatagamage@yahoo.