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ERIC Number: ED460047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 340
Abstractor: N/A
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Education Is a Human Right. EI Barometer on Human and Trade Union Rights in the Education Sector, 2001.
Noonan, Michael A.
This 2001 edition of Educational International's (EI) "Barometer on Trade Union and Human Rights in the Education Sector" focuses on four fundamental human rights: (1) the right to education; (2) academic freedom; (3) children's right to be protected from exploitation; and (4) workers' rights to form and join trade unions and to organize and bargain collectively. The aim of the "Barometer" is to demonstrate the inter-relationship of these four internationally established rights and to measure and monitor the extent to which, in each country where EI has members, they are respected. Noting that since 1998 EI's membership has extended to include organizations in five additional countries or territories (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, and Sao Tome and Principe), the Barometer now covers data on 155 countries and territories. It finds that what emerges from this second country by country examination of education rights and trade union rights in the education sector is both positive and negative. Positive because EI member organizations have demonstrated their ability to put education on the international agenda, and negative because there is little evidence of effective change at the local level. The Barometer also highlights the devastating effect that HIV-AIDS is having and the extent to which it is not only an obstacle to improving education rights and eliminating child abuse but a threat to those limited gains already made. Following a foreword and an introduction, the Barometer is divided into sections on Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America and the Caribbean. Appendixes list 11 U.N. and international conventions. (Lists 16 main published sources.) (BT)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Education International, Brussels (Belgium).
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; Australia; North America; South America