Quality Issues in Secondary School Education in Sri Lanka

dc.contributor.author Gunawardena, Chandra
dc.coverage.placeName Sri Lanka en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Asia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-08T03:46:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-08T03:46:22Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11
dc.description.abstract The National Education Commission (NEC), Sri Lanka in 1997 included compulsory education regulations for the 5–14 age group and proposals for the establishment of a well-equipped quality school in each of the 324 local administrative divisions to ensure an equitable distribution of educational opportunities. The Commission’s Proposals in 2003 also had as its priority, equity in the provision of quality education. Even though new types of schools have been established under different names and efforts made to improve teacher development, school infrastructure and develop a relevant curriculum, the goal of ‘excellence’ appears to be still elusive. // Among the quality issues highlighted consistently are shortcomings in curriculum and teachinglearning, which lead to examination domination, rote learning, and children being ill-equipped to face demands of life and the world of work or the opportunity to develop creativity. // The National Institute of Education in 2007 introduced a competency-based curriculum at junior secondary education level to improve the quality of education especially to cater to societal demands for a well-rounded education.The paper will present the findings of an evaluation to identify strengths of the reformed curriculum and perceived deficiencies in identification of levels of competencies, and thereby, deficiencies persisting in curriculum development. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/2069
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Secondary Education en_US
dc.subject Quality Assurance en_US
dc.subject Curriculum Planning en_US
dc.title Quality Issues in Secondary School Education in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
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