Quality Education for All: Equality of Opportunity and Corruption in Sri Lanka's Education System

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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As part of the International Development Colloquium Series: Quality Education for All: Equality of Opportunity and Corruption in Sri Lanka's Education System 

A discussion led by Dr. Samarasinghe and MS student, Derek Marshall

Reception to follow in the West Courtyard with food from Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux

Payson MS student Derek Marshall and Dr. Samarasinghe will present their research conducted in Sri Lanka on the topic of reform and corruption within the Sri Lankan education system.  Derek and Dr. Sam conducted field work from May to August 2012 and studied the degree to which equality of opportunity has been preserved and eroded under school reforms, the issue of fairness in school admissions, and the existence of bribery and fraud due to competition for admission.

The International Development Colloquium Series (IDCS) features students, professors, and visiting lecturers sharing their research in a round table discussion format.  The IDCS are open to anyone interested in participating in a dialogue about international development.

This event is also open to distance based students.  Please RSVP to abiederm@tulane.edu if you would like to attend this event remotely.

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