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|Title:||A Proliferation of Self-described 'International' Schools in Sri Lanka: A Response to Globalisation||Contributor(s):||Jenkins, Kathryn Ann (author); Berman, Jeanette (author) ; Jenkins, Bertram A (author)||Publication Date:||2005||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4172||Abstract:||Globalisation is influencing educational reform in Sri Lanka. One significant, yet controversial response to globalisation revolves around Language policy, which advocates the reintroduction of English as a medium of instruction and impacts on both the public and private sectors. In practice, the response by the private sector has been most dramatic with the rapid increase in the numbers of English medium, self-described ‘international’ schools. These schools are diverse in nature except for the mode of instruction, which is English. This new breed of ‘international’ school is explored in light of the Sri Lankan context, the ongoing links between Sri Lanka and English as a medium of instruction, and the public and private language responses to globalisation. Ostensibly, this private language response appears to be ‘Language-driven’ while it could be argued that these new schools are a reaction to ‘competitiveness-‘ and ‘finance-driven’ reforms. These changes in education, however, have implications for Sri Lankan society with respect to issues of quality education, cultural identity, social equity and national harmony.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||33rd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, December 2 - December 4, 2005||Conference Details:||33rd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, December 2 - December 4, 2005||Source of Publication:||Questioning 'Best Practise' In Education: Benefits And Disadvantages, Debates and Dilemmas, p. 112-128||Publisher:||CREC: Centre for Research on Education in Context and The University of New England||Place of Publication:||University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia||Field of Research (FOR):||130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/19379038?selectedversion=NBD40507074||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 263
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