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Angela Little Collection


Education in Sri Lanka 1970s onwards.


Ca. 500 items.

Scope and content

The collection includes c 500 books, pamphlets, booklets, and official publications dating from the early twentieth century to the present day. Most have been published in Sri Lanka by Sri Lankan authors and many are not readily available. 

These documents provide a wealth of information about the Sri Lankan education system, culture, economy and society, including:

  1. Education in Sri Lanka.
  2. Primary Education Project Plans and Evaluations (co-financed by the Ministry of Education and external partners), project plans, reviews (material of value to research students and researchers).
  3. Socio-economic and Political Development in Sri Lanka.
  4. Statistics: Education, socio-economic and demographic.
  5. Journal Issues and pamphlets covering Education, socio-economic and political developments.
  6. Published bibliographies.


The Angela W. Little Sri Lanka Collection is the personal collection of Professor Emerita Angela W. Little, who undertook extensive research and published on education and society in Sri Lanka from 1975 to the present. She was Professor of Education and International Development at the IOE from 1987 to 2010. The collection was donated to the Library at the IOE in July 2016. 


The collection is uncatalogued and is currently housed in closed stacks. A handlist is available. Angela Little’s writings can be found on Explore.