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Human rights and equality in education : comparative perspectives on the right to education for minorities and disadvantaged groups

Author: Sandra Fredman; Meghan Campbell; Helen Taylor
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thousands of children from minority and disadvantaged groups will never cross the threshold of a classroom. What can human rights contribute to the struggle to ensure that every learner is able to access high quality education? This brilliant interdisciplinary collection explores how a human rights perspective offers new insights and tools into the current obstacles to education. It examines the role of private  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Fredman; Meghan Campbell; Helen Taylor
ISBN: 1447337638 9781447337638
OCLC Number: 1003797395
Description: xii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Kishore Singh --
Introduction / Sandra Fredman, Meghan Campbell and Helen Taylor --
Part I: The role of public and private actors in education --
Public rights and private schools: state accountability for violations of rights in education / Conor O'Mahony --
The dynamics of regulating low-fee private schools in Kenya / Gilbert Mitullah Omware --
Education at the margins: the potential benefits of private educational initiatives for disadvantaged groups / Melanie Smuts --
Part II: Balancing the right to freedom of religion and culture and the right to education --
Calling the farce on minority schools / Jayna Kothari --
The challenge of Afrikaans language rights in South African education / Michael Bishop --
Part III: Gender equality in education: moving beyond access to primary education --
Women and education: the right to substantive equality / Sandra Fredman --
Equality and the right to education: let's talk about sex education / Meghan Campbell --
Part IV: Litigating for quality and equality in education --
Conceptualising and enforcing the right to quality education for minorities and disadvantaged groups: reflections of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity litigation / Helen Taylor --
From the classroom to the courtroom: litigating education rights in South Africa / Jason Brickhill and Yana van Leeve --
Human rights and equality in education: Conclusion / Sandra Fredman, Meghan Campbell and Helen Taylor.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra Fredman, Meghan Campbell and Helen Taylor.

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