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Title: Education Denied

Author: Katarina Tomasevski


Document Type: Book

Sector: Education

Geographical Focus: Global

Subject: education, policy, theory

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Description: This unique contribution to global educational debate and policymaking aims to highlight the adverse impacts on children and young people of not having access to effective formal education. The author is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education. In reviewing the emerging commitment to universal education and the difficult history of trying to give effect to this commitment, particularly in the past half century, the author draws on three bodies of literature. Her intention is to develop an approach which shifts the debate from sheer numbers of pupils, funding mechanisms and the recent preoccupation with market forces to a deeper discussion about what the right to education should really comprise, how governments and other institutions actually go about, or fail in, giving effect to it on a universal and nondiscriminatory basis, and what happens to young people within the educational process itself.

Language: English

Pages: 224

Publication Details: Zed Books: London, 2003

Distributor: Zed Books

ISBN Number: 1842 7725 11




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