Globalisation, employment and education in Sri Lanka – opportunity and division, London, Routledge, (with Siri T Hettige), 2013

Education and Development in a Global Era: successful strategies for globalisation (.pdf link), with A. Green, S. Kamat, M. Oketch, E.Vickers, DFID, Researching the Issues no 69, London (co-editor with Andy Green and contributor), 2007

Education for All and Multigrade Teaching: challenges and opportunities, Springer, Dordrecht (editor and contributor), 2006





Education for All: Policy and planning lessons from Sri Lanka (.pdf link), Researching the Issues, no 46, DFID, London, 2003






Primary Education Reform in Sri Lanka (.pdf link), Isurupaya, Ministry of Education and Higher Education Publications Department (sole editor and contributor), 2000 (Sinhala and Tamil editions published in 2003)





Labouring to Learn: towards a political economy of education and plantations in Sri Lanka, Basingstoke, Macmillan Press (English edition), 1999. Also translated into Sinhala and Tamil in 2002 by the Social Scientist’s Association, Colombo.




Education, Cultures and Economics: dilemmas for development, New York and London: Falmer Press, (co-editor with Fiona Leach and contributor), 1999





Assessment in Transition: Learning, Monitoring and Selection in International Perspective, Pergamon, Oxford (co-editor with Alison Wolf and contributor), 1996. Also translated into Russian in 2007 by the Moscow School of Social and Economic Science (Education: International Bestseller)





Educational Innovation in China: tracing the impact of the 1985 Reform (with Keith Lewin, Xu Hui and Zheng Ji Wei), Longman, 1994





Beyond Jomtien: Implementing Primary Education for All (co-editor with W, Hoppers and R. Gardner and contributor) Macmillan, 1994

Why do Students Learn? A Six Country Study of Student Motivation, Institute of Development Studies Research Report, Series Rr17, Sussex (sole editor and contributor), 1987