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Author Dundar, Halil, author.

Title Sri Lanka education sector assessment : achievements, challenges, and policy options / Halil Dundar, Benoît Millot, Michelle Riboud, Mari Shojo, Harsha Aturupane, Sangeeta Goyal, and Dhushyanth Raju
Published Washington, DC : World Bank Group, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 207 pages) : color illustrations
Series Directions in development. Human development
Directions in development (Washington, D.C.). Human development.
Contents Front Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Abbreviations; Overview; Introduction; Performance of the Education Sector: A Mixed Success; Critical Issues by Level of Education; Crosscutting Issues; Strategic Priorities and Policy Actions; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 1 Why a Comprehensive Assessment of Education Performance in Sri Lanka?; Introduction; The Economy and the Labor Market; Sri Lanka's Education in the Global Context; The Government's Education Reform Program; Approach, Methodology, and Data Sources; Note; References
Box 3.1 Sri Lanka's National Policy of Early Childhood Care and Education, 2004Box 3.2 Features of the Open Approach to Early Childhood Education Curricula; Box 4.1 Examination Reforms in Other Economies; Box 4.2 Using National Assessment Results; Box 4.3 International Assessments and Education Reform; Box 4.4 School Internal Quality Assurance in Scotland; Box 4.5 Charter Schools and Effective School-Based Management; Box 5.1 The Republic of Korea: How Economic Development Changed Investment in Skills; Box 5.2 Why Educated Youth Are Unemployed; Box 5.3 Industrial Sector Skills Councils
Chapter 2 Systemwide Performance: Achievements and ChallengesIntroduction; Overview of the Education and Training System in Sri Lanka; Schooling and Training Opportunities; The Quality and Relevance of Education and Training; Labor Market Outcomes; Trends in Sri Lanka's Public Spending on Education; Summary; Notes; References; Chapter 3 Early Childhood Development: A Missed Opportunity; Introduction; Overview of Early Childhood Development in Sri Lanka; Supply of Early Childhood Development Services; Lessons from International Experience; Conclusion and Policy Options; Notes; References
Chapter 4 Primary and Secondary Education: The Quality ChallengeIntroduction; Education Offerings; Public School Teacher Management in Sri Lanka; Supporting and Monitoring Student Learning; Governance and Accountability; Cost and Financing of Schools in Sri Lanka; Conclusion and Policy Options; Notes; References; Chapter 5 Technical and Vocational Education and Training: The School-to-Work Transition; Introduction; The Workforce for a Middle-Income Sri Lanka; The TVET Sector: Organizational Structure and Shortcomings; Sri Lanka's Skills Supply System: Areas for Potential Reform
Conclusion and Policy OptionsNotes; References; Chapter 6 Higher Education: From Intakes to Outcomes; Introduction; Overview of the Higher Education Sector; Access to Higher Education; Performance: Inputs, Processes, Outputs, and Outcomes; Financial Resources; Stewarding the Higher Education Sector; Conclusion and Policy Options; Notes; References; Appendix A Sri Lanka Education Sector Assessment: Main Issues, Strategic Directions, and Policy Actions; Boxes; Box 1.1 Skill Types; Box 2.1 Characteristics of the Poor in Sri Lanka
Summary A country's education system plays a pivotal role in promoting economic growth and shared prosperity. Sri Lanka has enjoyed high school-attainment and enrollment rates for several decades. However, it still faces major challenges in the education sector, and these challenges undermine the country's inclusivegrowth goal and its ambition to become a competitive upper-middle-income country. The authors of Sri Lanka Education Sector Assessment: Achievements, Challenges, and Policy Options offer a thorough review of Sri Lanka's education sector-from early childhood education through higher education. With this book, they attempt to answer three questions: How is Sri Lanka's education system performing, especially with respect to participation rates, learning outcomes, and labor market outcomes? How can the country address the challenges at each stage of the education process, taking into account both country and international experience and also best practices? Which policy actions should Sri Lanka make a priority for the short and medium term? The authors identify the most critical constraints on performance and present strategic priorities and policy options to address them. To attain inclusive growth and become globally competitive, Sri Lanka needs to embark on integrated reforms across all levels of education. These reforms must address both short-term skill shortages and long-term productivity. As Sri Lanka moves up the development ladder, the priorities of primary, secondary, and postsecondary education must be aligned to meet the increasingly complex education and skill requirements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Resource, viewed August 3, 2017
Subject Education and state -- Sri Lanka.
Education -- Sri Lanka.
Educational change -- Sri Lanka
Education and state.
Educational change.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Applied Psychology.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- General.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Happiness.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Success.
Sri Lanka.
Form Electronic book
Author Aturupane, Harsha, author.
Goyal, Sangeeta (Economist), author.
Millot, Benoît, author.
Raju, Dhushyanth, author.
Riboud, Michelle, author.
Shojo, Mari, author.
World Bank, issuing body.
ISBN 1464810532