In this decision, the Supreme Court of India interpreted the right to education to include the right to the provision of a safe environment in schools, and imposed an obligation on schools to comply with certain fire safety precautions which were detailed in the judgment.
Bridge International Academies (BIA) is a large and expanding business that provides for-profit private education in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and India. With support and investment coming from global edubusiness Pearson, the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and high profile actors such as Mark Zuckerberg and the Gates Foundation, the claims that BIA makes regarding its services are impressive, portraying the company as providing a magic bullet solution to educational inequalities and a high quality alternative to insufficient and inadequate govern
Violence in schools and other educational settings is a worldwide problem. Students who are perceived not to conform to prevailing sexual and gender norms, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), are more vulnerable. Violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, also referred to as homophobic and transphobic violence, is a form of school-related gender-based violence.
El Relator Especial sobre el derecho a la educación elaboró el presente informe de conformidad con la resolución del Consejo de Derechos Humanos 26/17. En él, el Relator Especial examina el derecho a la educación en la era digital y, específicamente, la manera de defender las normas y principios que sustentan el derecho a la educación, aprovechando al mismo tiempo las tecnologías digitales, que están revolucionando los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje y transformando el panorama de la educación superior.
En 1973, la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos dictaminó que un sistema de financiamiento de las escuelas públicas basado principalmente en ingresos provenientes de los impuestos locales sobre la propiedad no viola la Cláusula sobre Protección Igualitaria de la Decimocuarta Enmienda, ni viola el derecho a la educación porque aunque la educación es un “servicio importante” no constituye un derecho fundamental, tal como lo reconoce la
On Tuesday 2 December 2015 a full bench of the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered a beautiful, globally significant judgment. In essence it said that the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) failure to provide learners in Limpopo with their textbooks directly infringed on their rights to basic education, equality and dignity and amounted to unfair discrimination. The DBE’s appeal in the Limpopo textbooks saga was therefore dismissed and Basic Education For All’s (BEFA) cross appeal was upheld.
On 24 November 2015 the Department of Basic Education (“DBE”) will argue before the Supreme Court of Appeal that delivery of textbooks to each learner in South Africa for each of their subjects before the beginning of the school year is an “impossible standard of perfection”.
Overview of the measures supporting the rights, status and working conditions of the teaching profession reported on by Member States.
South Africa’s education system is widely accepted to be in crisis. An alarming number of its children are functionally illiterate and innumerate. Many schools lack equipment, infrastructure and even basic necessities like furniture.
In this context, could improving access to textbooks make any real difference?