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Social science educator

Chandra Gunawardena, Sri Lankan social science educator. Association Commonwealth Universities fellow, 1989-1990; La Trobe University scholar, 1977-1981. Member National Association Professional Educators (council), National Association community Development Education (president 1988-1989, vice president since 1990), Sri Lanka Association for Educational Administration (vice president since 1987).

Background

Gunawardena, Chandra was born on March 15, 1940 in Alutgama, Sri Lanka. Daughter of David and Tessanona De Silva.

Education

Degree in general arts, University Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1962. Master of Arts, University Sri Lanka, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, Australia, 1980.

Career

Assistant teacher Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, 1962-1970. Temporary assistant lecturer University Peradeniya, 1970-1972. Assistant lecturer University Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1972-1981, lecturer Sri Lanka, 1981-1987, senior lecturer Sri Lanka, 1987-1993.

Professor education Open University, Sri Lanka, since 1981. Consultant National Institute of Education, Sri Lanka, since 1987. Visiting fellow University Birmingham, England, 1989-1990.

Membership

Member National Association Professional Educators (council), National Association community Development Education (president 1988-1989, vice president since 1990), Sri Lanka Association for Educational Administration (vice president since 1987).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Research, community involvement, music, reading.

Connections

Married Godallage Bandula, February 23, 1972. Children: Indunil, Lasitha.

father:
David Silva

mother:
Tessanona De Silva

spouse:
Godallage Bandula

children:
Indunil Gunawardena

Lasitha Gunawardena