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Author Little, Angela.

Title Globalisation, employment, and education in Sri Lanka : opportunity and division / Angela W. Little and Siri T. Hettige
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 270 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in education and society in Asia
Routledge studies in education and society in Asia.
Contents Cover; Title Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of acronyms; 1 Globalisation and education: international and Sri Lankan perspectives; The commonplace of globalisation in the twenty first century; Manifestations and drivers; Disparities and contradictions; Sri Lankan accounts of globalisation; Globalisation and education; World discourses and national education plans; Economic liberalisation, structural adjustment and user fees for education; Globalisation, skills and education; Globalisation, the curriculum and pedagogy
6 Youth aspirations and expectations for education and livelihoodsIntroduction; Studies of youth aspirations and expectations: the international literature; Survey of youth aspirations and expectations; Educational characteristics of parents and youth; Educational aspirations and expectations; Occupational aspirations and expectations; The value attached to foreign and local qualifications; The effects of social class on expectations of parents and youth; Expectations, aspirations and destinations; Conclusion; 7 Education, identity formation and citizenship; Introduction
Economic liberalisation, social class and ethnic conflictConclusion; 4 Employment, skills, education and opportunities; Introduction; Shifts in employment structure; Shifts in skills development and certification; Shifts in the public and private provision of education andtraining; The social distribution of access to new skills and new providers; Conclusion; 5 The new business of foreign education; Introduction; From colonial to post-independencequalifications; Shifts since 1977; Growth in foreign and domestic qualifications; UK providers; Conclusion
Globalisation, education and qualificationsEducation, national identity and globalisation; Our approach; 2Colonial and post- colonial education policy; Colonial education policy; Post-education policy; Youth unrest in the 1970s; Current education policies; Conclusions; 3 Protectionism, open economy and the class structure; Post-independenceeconomic policies; From protectionism to open economy; The open economy and the new contours of the class structure; Re-alignmentof class and ideological forces; Outcome of economic liberalisation: integration orpolarisation?
The linguistic segregation of education in post-colonial Sri LankaNational identities, politics and unrest; Education reforms, conflict and peace; Conclusion; 8 Comparing Sri Lanka with the Asian Tigers and the BRICS; Introduction; Common economic, technological, cultural, demographic and political features of the Asian Tigers; Common education characteristics; Economy, technology, culture, demography and polity 1960-1990: Sri Lanka and the Asian Tigers compared; Education 1960-1990: Sri Lanka and the Asian Tigers; The recent integration of China and India into the global economy
Summary Since the late 1970s, Sri Lanka has undergone a socio-economic transformation, from protectionism towards economic liberalisation and increasing integration into the world economy. Through a systematic comparison of these periods of economic change (1956-1977, and 1977 to the present), Angela W. Little and Siri T. Hettige examine the impact of this transformation on education, youth employment and equality of opportunity in Sri Lanka. The book charts Sri Lanka's shift from a predominantly agricultural economy to one dominated by services and manufacturing, a reduction in unemployment,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-267) and index
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Subject Education and globalization -- Sri Lanka
Education -- Economic aspects -- Sri Lanka
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Economic history.
Education and globalization.
Education -- Economic aspects.
Sri Lanka -- Economic conditions.
Sri Lanka.
Form Electronic book
Author Hettige, S. T. (Siripala T.)
ISBN 0203084187