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

Sandra Fredman, Meghan Campbell, and Helen Taylor


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 ro ... More

Keywords: classroom, disadvantaged children, minority children, human rights, education, universal education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447337638
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447337638.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra Fredman, editor
Oxford University

Meghan Campbell, editor
University of Birmingham

Helen Taylor, editor
Oxford University

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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