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ERIC Number: EJ769654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2919
Language, Education and the Rights of the Child
D'souza, Jean
World Englishes, v25 n1 p155-166 Feb 2006
In this paper, the author aims to explore the connections between the right to basic education through the medium of the mother tongue and the right to education. She concentrates on child labor in India in general, and in Maharashtra, a state in Western India, in particular. She draws her data mainly from Pune (population 3,000,000), one of the larger cities in Maharashtra, but one may extrapolate from Pune to the rest of the state. An examination of the two rights as they apply to child laborers suggests that there is no necessary link between the two that would imply failure to provide mother tongue education results in deprivation and an infringement of basic human rights. Implications of this study for social workers, educators, linguistic rights researchers, and bilingual studies are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India