The paper focuses on educational change among a minority community in Sri Lanka, the plantation Tamils who currently comprise 5% of the population. Five phases of educational progress between 1840 and 1994 are identified. It is argued that the growing political consciousness and the political skills of human agency exerted at particular moments in Sri Lanka's economic and political history provide much of the explanation of educational change.
Deshkal Society Conference on Education, Pluralism and Marginality: Comparative Perspectives New Delhi, India, 14-16 Dec 2007, 9 pp.
Labouring to Learn: educational change among the Indian Tamil minority in Sri Lanka.