• Editor’s Desk
    Our focus in this the second issue is on broadening understanding of education and building appreciation for the immense breadth of education. Our effort is to cover the broad spectrum of education, categorizing it in terms of ages. That is why we have sections on early childhood and primary
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  • Differentiation
    The diversity of skills, talents, and interests of students that we serve in
    our schools requires a remarkable range of teachers’ skills, time, and resources. This brief article focuses on differentiation and the ways that teachers can adapt and differentiate the regular curriculum to
    meet the academic ...
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  • AN APPROACH TO THE IELTS ESSAY
    An essay is a comprehensive investigation of a topic. Traditionally it has three clear sections. The beginning is the introduction, next is the body and then the conclusion. The introduction should open up the topic, provide sufficient background, and set out the parameters of the essay. This should ...
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  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE EDUCATION
    Lanka IOC PLC has proposed to establish all its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities to benefit school children by encouraging, educating and engaging them. Lanka IOC PLC intends to empower and enhance children’s lifestyles through these activities. The specific activities that LIOC conducts ...
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  • DOES PRESCHOOL MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
    Yes! While such a simple answer may satisfy many of the parents of an estimated 400,000 children attending one of the approximately 14,000 preschools, it does little to satisfy those seeking meaningful educational understanding. Even adding the prefix “high quality” to preschool only marginally elucidates ...
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  • BLAKE MOUTON MANAGERIAL GRID
    Do you develop a time line and start assigning tasks or do you think about who would prefer to do what and try to schedule around their needs? When the planning starts to fall behind schedule, what is your first reaction? Do you chase everyone to get back on track, or do you ease off a bit recognizing ...
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Concepts in Education

Corporate social responsibility activities to promote education

Lanka IOC PLC has proposed to establish all its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities to benefit school children by encouraging, educating and engaging them. Lanka IOC PLC intends to empower and enhance children’s lifestyles through these activities. The specific activities that LIOC  conducts are developed around the following themes: C

Differentiation

“TRUE DIFFERENTIATION REQUIRES THAT WE LOOK AT ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LEARNER IN ADDITION TO ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL.”- DR. JOSEPH RENZULLI The diversity of skills, talents, and interests of students that we serve in our schools requires a remarkable range of teachers’ skills, time, and resources. This brief article focuses on differentiation and

Early Childhood and Primary Education

Controlling media effects on young children

Effective parent & teacher initiatives Young children are often exposed to a great deal of media violence and such exposure can have a variety of negative effects on the developing child. Research indicates many young children are uncritical viewers of the violence depicted in the television programmes and films. Studies have found that viewing

Does preschool make a difference?

Yes! While such a simple answer may satisfy many of the parents of an estimated 400,000 children attending one of the approximately 14,000 preschools, it does little to satisfy those seeking meaningful educational understanding. Even adding the prefix “high quality” to preschool only marginally elucidates the question. We need to know what is the d

Secondary & Upper School Education

School phobia

Binari age 08 accidentally wet her pants while on the stage in a class play. For this she was ridiculed by some of her peers. This caused her intense mortification, and Binari could not return to school the next day for fear she would not be able to reach the bathroom in time and would wet again. The parents believe that Binari’s concern was an app

Tertiary & Vocational Education

An analysis of admission to bachelor’s degree

An Analysis  of Admission to Bachelor’s Degree Programmes Offered by the Public Universities of Sri Lanka in the 2011/2012 Academic Year There are 14 national universities, 3 campuses and 5 institutes which have been set up under the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978, in Sri Lanka.  The University Grants Commission (UGC) selects students for admissi

Technical education in the overall education structure

Start with Your Imagination – Grow the Skills You Need  -You are entering a  highly competitive workforce based on a global knowledge and information economy. To be career ready, you need to be able to integrate and apply 21st century skills, technical knowledge and skills, and core academic knowledge. With an emphasis on the real world, real life

Adult Education & Training

Time is valuable manage it

Procrastination Some tasks never get done. They stay in our task list forever. Sometimes they stay there so long that we start to wonder if they will ever get done. “One day I will build an extension to the office so we can move our machinery down here” “I never seem to get enough time so I can focus and get this project started If this sounds like

Blake mouton managerial grid

When your boss puts you in charge of organizing the company Sports meet, what do you do first? Do you develop a time line and start assigning tasks or do you think about who would prefer to do what and try to schedule around their needs? When the planning starts to fall behind schedule, what is your first reaction? Do you chase everyone to get back

An approach to the IELTS essay

An essay is a comprehensive investigation of a topic. Traditionally it has three clear sections.  The beginning is the introduction, next is the body and then the conclusion. The introduction should open up the topic, provide sufficient background, and set out the parameters of the essay.  This should contain the thesis statement:  the end is the c

How adults really learn– or what we think we know about how they learn!

Introduction The fascinating thing about theories of learning is that there are lots of them. This enables us to select from those that seem plausible or apposite to the needs of our students. Learning is an inherently complex process experienced by a wide range of individuals; we ought not therefore to expect one idea or theory to account for all

Commentary

Traditional education and non traditional work: do they meet?

Today’s world of work is changing. Work routines are changing. We are working in cross cultural situations across time zones, sharing information and ideas at the blink of an eyelid. What are / were traditional work environments like? In one word regimental. A work environment where there is a clearly stratified, hierarchical structure with well de

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