Human Rights and Equality in EducationComparative Perspectives on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups

Human Rights and Equality in EducationComparative Perspectives on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups

Sandra Fredman, Meghan Campbell, and Helen Taylor

Print publication date: 2019

ISBN: 9781447337638

Publisher: Policy Press

Abstract

Thousands of children from minority and disadvantaged groups will never cross the threshold of a classroom. What can human rights contribute to the struggle to ensure that every learner is able to access high-quality education? This book explores how a human rights perspective offers new insights and tools into the current obstacles to education. It examines the role of private actors, the need to hold states to account for the quality of education, how to strike a balance between religion, culture and education, the innovative responses needed to guarantee girls' right to education and the role of courts. The book draws together contributors who have been deeply involved in this field from both developing and developed countries which enriches the understanding and remedial approaches to tackle current obstacles to universal education.

Table of Contents

Human rights and equality in education: Introduction

Sandra Fredman, Meghan Campbell and Helen Taylor

Part I The role of public and private actors in education

Part II Balancing the right to freedom of religion and culture and the right to education

Part III Gender equality in education: moving beyond access to primary education

Part IV Litigating for quality and equality in education

Ten Human rights and equality in education: Conclusion

Sandra Fredman, Meghan Campbell and Helen Taylor

End Matter