Education and Intercultural Democracy
Report on Current Efforts to Facilitate Democratic and Pluralist Values Through Primary and Secondary Education in Sri Lanka
CA Säfström , AS Balasooriya , S Masilamani , A Parakrama
This report offers both a conceptual framework suitable for the types of problems it addresses and for its interpretations of the situation at hand in Sri Lanka in addition to providing a model for projects consistent with both. The primary frame of reference for the work of the team was the document the General Education Reforms 1997. The study here reported on has - especially taking as a frame of reference the stress expressed in the education reform document, to take on a total approach. That is the role of education in fostering citizenship, to involve all communities in a non-discriminatory manner and its emphasis on critical thinking and on teachers as facilitators of change.