In July 2010, the Right to Education Project convened a consultative workshop, Beyond statistics: measuring education as a human right, with the aim to explore reactions from human rights, development and education experts on its set of indicators and its use in the field. This document presents the reflections and comments that emerged from the consultation.

This two-days training module seeks to uncover how the right to education may be impacted by privatisation and explores methods for challenging privatisation that negatively impacts education rights. This document serves as the facilitator’s main module notes and should be used with the presentation slides. It contains a session-by-session breakdown of activities, including presentations, discussion questions, and group exercises. At the end of this session participants will have gained an awareness of:

  1. Develop an understanding of the right to education
  2. Become familiar with the key State obligations concerning the right to education that may be affected by privatisation
  3. Gain an understanding of education privatisation, including the forms and processes that may impact the right to education
  4. Practically apply the right to education to scenarios and consider the implications
  5. Explore strategies for applying a human rights based approach to education privatisation

PowerPoint presentation used for the official launch of the Right to Education Monitoring Guide and Indicators Selection Tool at the UCL Institute of education - with notes. 

Key resource
The Right to Education Initiative (RTE) developed over 200 indicators, based on international human rights law, intended to be used as a tool to evaluate States’ progress towards the full realisation of the right to education, to identify violations of the right to education, and to enable civil society to hold governments to account for their obligations regarding education.  The indicators serve as a foundation for RTE’s work – both as a means for promoting monitoring and advocacy with civil society and as a tool that is imbedded throughout RTE’s work more generally.