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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
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Varjo, Janne; Kalalahti, Mira; Silvennoinen, Heikki – Journal of School Choice, 2014
This article analyzes the ways in which the right to education and freedom of education are expressed in local school choice policies in Finland. We aim to discover the elements that form democratic iterations on the right to education and freedom of education by contrasting their manifestations in three local institutional spaces for parental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Educational Policy, Civil Rights
Ferguson, Henry, Ed. – 1981
This handbook was designed to help students learn the cultural contexts in which human rights are variously defined. It provides a comparative study of five nations, selected for their geographic and cultural scope, as a unique way to study human rights. Chapter 1 sets the stage for the study by presenting activities for establishing class…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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