Public education works: five lessons from low- and middle-income countries

Public education is often critiqued as ineffective and inefficient. However, where shortcomings in public education are identified, they can often be attributed not to lack of capacity, but lack of political will. Reviewing seven examples of public education in developing countries, this research shows that, in direct contrast to widely disseminated ideas, public education can be the most effective, efficient, and transformative approach to education, and, crucially, it is possible to develop quality public education everywhere.

Rapport de la Rapporteuse spéciale sur le droit à l’éducation: les dimensions culturelles du droit à l’éducation

Dans le présent rapport soumis en application des résolutions 8/4 et 44/3 du Conseil des droits de l’homme, la Rapporteuse spéciale sur le droit à l’éducation examine les dimensions culturelles du droit à l’éducation, éléments cruciaux de la réalisation du droit universel à une éducation inclusive et de qualité, telle que la préconise l’objectif de développement durable no 4.

Segregation, private school bubbles and dwindling financial support for state schooling: privatisation in the Arabic region

On Wednesday 28 April, RTE co-hosted a webinar in Arabic with the Arab Campaign for Education for All, as part of the wider programme of events in this year’s Global Action Week for Education.

Date: 
2 June 2021

European Committee of Social Rights: Statement on COVID-19 and social rights

The COVID-19 pandemic and the responses of States thereto have had a very significant impact on the enjoyment of a wide range of social rights. The Council of Europe’s European Social Charter provides a framework for the measures that must be taken by States Parties to cope with the pandemic as it unfolds. The treaty also provides a necessary framework for the post-pandemic social and economic recovery as well as for preparation for and responses to possible future crises of this nature.

General comment No. 25 (2021) on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment

In this general comment, the Committee emphasizes that the rights of every child must be respected, protected and fulfilled in the digital environment. This document is the result of a two-year consultation with States parties, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, national human rights institutions and children. Over 700 children and young people, aged between nine and 22 years old in 27 countries, were asked how digital technology impacts their rights, and what actions they want to see taken to protect them.

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Human Right to education: horizons and meanings in the post-pandemic

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The Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE, by its Spanish acronym) is a pluralistic network of civil society organizations with a presence in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, which promotes social mobilization and political advocacy to defend the human right to education. This collection of articles, essays and statements reflect on the vital role of public education in the region and the fault lines exposed by the pandemic, considering both the challenges public education in Latin America faces and possible solutions, alternatives and ways forward.

Commercialisation of Education in Mauritania

The case of the sale of public schools in Mauritania to private entrepreneurs and the associated privatisation of education, which civil society has been documenting and exposing since 2018, took a new turn on 27 July 2020 with the publication of a new report by the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission on the presidency of Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the former President who was ousted from power in

Date: 
10 February 2021

Informe del Relator Especial : Contribuciones del derecho a la educación a la prevención de crímenes atroces y violaciones masivas o graves de los derechos humanos

En el presente informe, la Relatora Especial examina la forma en que el derecho a la educación contribuye a la prevención de crímenes atroces y violaciones masivas o graves de los derechos humanos. Destacando que la educación desempeña un papel fundamental en todas las etapas de la prevención, la Relatora Especial subraya el potencial preventivo particularmente contundente del derecho a la educación en las etapas tempranas, antes de que se hagan evidentes las señales de alerta.

Rapport du Rapporteur Spécial sur le droit à l'éducation : Contributions du droit à l'éducation à la prévention des atrocités criminelles et des violations massives ou graves des droits de l'homme

Dans le présent rapport, la Rapporteuse spéciale examine les différentes façons dont le droit à l’éducation contribue à prévenir les atrocités criminelles ainsi que les violations graves ou massives des droits de l’homme. La Rapporteuse spéciale soutient que l’éducation peut jouer un rôle essentiel à tous les stades de la prévention et souligne le pouvoir préventif particulièrement fort du droit à l’éducation tout au début du processus, avant même que les signaux de danger puissent être détectés.

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