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UNICEF, 2015
Education is a human right. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognize the essential role education plays in human and social development. As stated in article 26 of the Declaration, "Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Civil Rights, Role of Education
Ireland, Timothy Denis, Comp.; Spezia, Carlos Humberto, Comp. – Online Submission, 2014
The present document on the Sixty Years of CONFINTEA was inspired by the desire to register the long fecund history of a global movement which has spanned six decades. Official records and documents produced by and for the conferences, in particular the final reports, elaborated by UNESCO were used as an important source. This process of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational History, International Organizations
Huijser, Henk; Bedford, Tas; Bull, David – Online Submission, 2008
This paper explores the potential opportunities that OpenCourseWare (OCW) offers in providing wider access to tertiary education, based on the ideal of "the right to education." It first discusses the wider implications of OCW, and its underlying philosophy, before using a case study of a tertiary preparation program (TPP) at the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Marketing, Social Environment, Access to Education
SchWeber, Claudine – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2008
The "right to education" proclaimed by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights requires access to learning as well as the support systems. Since access can be interrupted by various circumstances, the possibility of providing continuity despite external dangers by using online distance education, offers an intriguing and valuable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Distance Education
Tarrow, Norma Bernstein, Ed. – 1987
This book discusses the relationship between human rights and education. Education is discussed both within the context of human rights, and as the ultimate sanction and guarantee of all human rights. Part 1, "Education as a Human Right," is comprised of the following chapters: (1) "Human Rights and Education: An Overview" (D.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Citizenship Education