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♦ Doctor of Philosophy-2006(English as a medium of instruction for collegiate level science classes in Sri Lanka Theory,policy and practice)University of Oslo,Norway.
♦ Master of Philosophy-2001,University of Oslo, Norway.
♦ Postgraduate Diploma in English (Teaching English as a Second Language)-1996,University of Peradeniya,Sri Lanka.
♦ Bachelor of Arts Second Class Upper Division (Honours)-1994,University of kelaniya,Sri Lanka
Areas of Teaching
Comparative Education, Sociological Bases of Education, Educational Research Methodology
Areas of Research Interests
Language of Instruction in Education, Education Policy Analysis
♦ August 2003 -University of Aalborg, Discourse Analysis: Key words; Analysis and Critique in Late Modernity, Discourse and Organisational Change, Critical Hyper Media Studies, Discourse and Organisational Change
♦ March 2003 -University of Lund, Solving Methodological Problems in Social Science
♦ Research in Asia – PhD Course related to Asian Research Methodology in Asia
♦ January 2003 -University of Oslo, Introduction to Quantitative Research methodology (PhD Course in statistics) University of Oslo
♦ May 2002 -University of Oslo, PhD Course in Discourse Analysis – A Qualitative Methods Course covering theories, methodologies and analytical approaches to Discourse Analysis. Course conducted by Pof. Klaus Brun Jensen of Copenhagen University.
♦ 1999-2001 -MPhil in Comparative and International Education (Two-year research degree) Key words: Development Education, Educational Policy and Leadership, Planning and Evaluation, Global Transformations, Globalisation and its Effect on Educational Reforms
♦ July 2000- Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies 2000 – University Of Oslo. The Globalisation Effect on Education. PhD Course conducted by Prof. Phillip W. Jones of Sydney University
Awards and Grants
♦ Scholarship to complete Master of Philosophy at the University of Oslo awarded by the State Educational Loan Fund of Norway.
♦ Scholarship to complete Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo awarded by the State Educational Loan Fund of Norway.
♦ An additional grant was awarded by the Save the Children of Norway to be used as part of the PhD research expenses 2004.
♦ A Grant was awarded to participate in the Oxford Conference in 2003 by the conference organizers
♦ A Grant was awarded to participate in the Oxford Conference in 2005 by the conference organizers.
♦ A Grant was awarded to participate in the Oxford Conference in 2009 by the conference organizers.
Chapters and Web Documents
♦ Wedikkarage, L. (2009) Science Teaching in the Mother Tongue: The Sri Lankan Experience in “Language and Power’ (eds.) Brock-Utne and Garbo (2009) : Dar es Salaam: Mkuki Na Nyota Publishers
♦ Wedikkarage, L. (2001) Resistance towards The Language of Globalisation: The Case of Sri Lanka International Review of Education 47(3): 361-378.
♦ Examining the driving forces behind the reintroduction of English for Advance Level science classes in Sri Lanka. Weekend Seminar Series: August 2003: University of Oslo.
♦ Globalisation and Development; The Politics of Educational Reforms in the Context of Globalization in Sri Lanka: Oxford Conference, September 2003: University of Oxford.
♦ The Re-emergence of English as Medium of Instruction for G.C.E: A/L Science Classes in Sri Lanka: Oxford Conference, September, 2005: University of Oxford.
♦ Globalization and Education English Medium and its Implications on Plantations Schools in Sri Lanka Affiliations (To be Presented at the Oxford Conference on Education and Development on 15 September 2009).
♦ Wedikkarage, L (2010) English Medium for Collegiate Level Science Classes in Sri Lanka: Theory, Policy and Practice LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
♦ Wedikkarage, L. (2009) S. Sandarasegaram and M. Karunanithy Facets of Sri Lankan Education Sri Lanka Journal of Educational Research Vol.9 92-94
English – All studies up to now have been in English and have a very good Proficiency in English
Norsk (Norwegian) – Good Norwegian Language Proficiency