Education Denied: Costs and Remedies

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Zed Books, Aug 2, 2003 - Education - 205 pages
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This unique contribution to global educational debate and policymaking aims to highlight the adverse impacts on children and young people of not having access to effective formal education. In reviewing the emerging commitment to universal education and the difficult history of trying to give effect to this commitment, the author draws on three bodies of literature--on education specifically, on the development process generally, and on human rights. This book shifts the debate from sheer numbers of pupils, funding mechanisms, and market forces, to a deeper discussion about what the right to education should really comprise, how governments actually give effect to it, and what happens to young people within the educational process itself.
 

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Contents

List of Boxes
10
List of Figures
11
List of Credits
13
Preface and Antiacknowledgements
15
Introduction
17
WHY THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION?
23
Why Do We Need Safeguards Against Denials and Abuses of Education by Governments?
25
Education is a taxpayerfunded government monopoly
4
Fuzzy vocabulary and governance to match
99
Can impoverished basic education help eliminate poverty?
101
Painfully Visible Loss of the Right to Education Transfigured University
108
From free public service to freely traded service
111
What is todays price of a university?
115
Braindrain and braingain
118
PUTTING HUMAN RIGHTS BACK
123
Exposing and Opposing Exclusion
125

The Economics off the Right to Education
15
Why primary education was made free and compulsory
16
Blaming poverty rather than policy choices
19
why people are not human capital
32
The Promise of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
36
Enter the right to education
41
Safeguards against the denial of education
42
Preventing abuse of education
44
Continental European models
46
The AngloAmerican model
47
The Core Contents of the Right to Education
51
Free and compulsory education
53
Parental freedom of choice
55
Nondiscrimination
57
Aims and purposes of education
60
WestEast NorthSouth
64
RUPTURING THE GLOBAL CONSENSUS
67
Enter the World Bank Changing the Parameters off the Debate
69
trialanderror in Malawi
72
The message of street protests
77
The Impoverishment of Public Education and its Cost
83
The plunge in public finance
85
A race towards the bottom line
86
The educational price of the end of the Cold War
89
Unwilling Unable or UnlikeMinded? Creators of Global Education Strategy
93
Consensus as a recipe for inaction
97
pinpointing government obligations
128
Rupturing global inaction
132
Rescuing education from debt bondage
133
Ugandas success story
136
Will it work in Tanzania?
139
Revisiting Segregated Education
143
Religious and secular schooling
148
The ripple effects of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran
149
Creationism versus evolutionism in the USA
150
Overcoming the heritage of defectology
151
Rightsbased Education as a Pathway to Gender Equality
158
Two faces of gender disparity
163
Childmothers
165
Countering denials of womens rights
166
Adapting education to girls equal rights
169
Human Rights Safeguards in Education
172
the language of instruction
174
Shooting the messengers? Obstacles to teachers rights
177
Censorship of textbooks
181
Summing Up Human Rights through Education
187
A look back
188
Recognizing human rights violations in education
190
Violence and education violence in education
193
Confronting the transmission of discrimination through education
195
INDEX
200
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Katarina Tomasevski is Professor of International Law and International Relations at Lund University and External Lecturer at the Centre for African Studies of Copenhagen University. Educated at the University of Zagreb and Harvard Law School, her teaching experience spans all regions and includes professional training courses in human rights mainstreaming.She is currently Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. This role has involved conceptualizing the right to education, carrying out human rights missions to individual countries to assess problems and prospects, investigating alleged violations of the right to education, and promoting rights-based education at all levels (from the local to the global) of policy-making.Katarina Tomasevski has conducted major cross-national research projects, including on the fate of imprisoned children, the human rights dimensions of HIV/AIDS, and the application of international human rights safeguards for women in different regions and countries.She has published extensively in English and Spanish and her books have been translated into French, Japanese and Chinese. Her books include:Responding to Human Rights Violations 1946-1999 (Kluwer Law International, 2000) Between Sanctions and Elections (Pinter Publishers/Cassell, 1997)Foreigners in Prison (HEUNI, 1994)Human Rights in Population Policies (SIDA, 1994)Women & Human Rights (UN/NGLS and Zed Books, 1993).

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