Description - Education Denied by Katarina Tomasevski
This contribution to the global educational debate and policymaking highlights the adverse impacts on children and young people of exclusion from effective formal education. It reviews the emerging commitment to universal education and the difficult history of trying to give it effect since 1950. The author draws on the literature on education, on the development process in general, and on human rights. She develops an approach which shifts the debate from sheer numbers of pupils, funding mechanisms and market forces to a deeper discussion about what the right to education should really comprise, how governments and other institutions actually go about, or fail in, giving effect to it on a universal and non-discriminatory basis, and what happens to young people within the educational process itself. The book is a useful tour d'horizon of the history and problems, points up the discrimination and abuses of power this quest has involved, and indicates what needs to be done to implement a more rounded and effective global right to education.
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Author Biography - Katarina Tomasevski
KATARINA TOMASEVSKI is professor of international law and international relations at Lund University, and special rapporteur on the right to education of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Her many publications include Responding to Human Rights Violations (Kluwer Law International, 2000), Between Sanctions and Elections (Pinter Publishers/Cassell, 1997), Thematic Guide to Human Rights of Women (with G. Alfredsson, Martinus Nijhoff, 1995), Women & Human Rights, (UN/NGLS and Zed Books, 1993).