Right To Education policies, “best practices” and experiences

As the global education community makes progress towards the realization of SDG 4 – Education 2030 agenda, questions related to ensuring the RTE of all children are re-emerging. Consequently the tension is building between fast and measurable progress and country-specific and qualitative progress towards the SDG vision. For example – What can be done when governments lack the resources or the political will to focus on the RTE? How do emerging trends potentially affect RTE? Can we measure progress towards fulfilling RTE for all?

NORRAG seeks to contribute to advancing the RTE agenda through mobilizing the voices of all stakeholders in an effort to help shape the debate. It provides a space for education researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders to express their views and respond to the difficult questions raised above. International organizations, civil society, researchers and practitioners bring a wide range of perspectives to the table which have the potential to advance the realization of the RTE, explicitly or implicitly, in numerous points of debate and contention which deserve attention.

Find below the most recent NORRAG content on the topic of the Right to Education policies, “best practices” and experiences:    

Events and news:

5 February, Geneva: Geneva consultation on Human Rights Guiding Principles on State Obligations with regards to Private Involvement in Education

27 April 2018, New Delhi: 1st Roundtable – Philanthropic and CSR support for the Right to Education Act: A Platform for discussion and research

NORRAG Blog:

Education Saves Lives: Ensuring the Right to Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Right to Education in Situations of Conflict-Affected and Fragile States – a Post-2015 Priority?

Debating the Guiding Principles: Geneva consultations on the draft Human Rights Guiding Principles on State Obligations with regards to Private Involvement in Education by Phoebe Shambaugh and Sarah French

Human Rights Guiding Principles on the Obligations of States with regards to the Delivery of Education by Public and Private Operators: Balancing Freedom of Education and Free Education by Maria Smirnova

NORRAG Blog Stream on RTE:

NORRAG Debates: Can the Right to Education Finally be Achieved?

Realising the Right to Education: Experiences and Insights by Archana Mehendale and Rahul Mukhopadhyay

GERM Policies in Early Childhood: Infecting our Youngest Citizens and Threatening the Right to Education by Helge Wasmuth and Elena Nitecki

Drafting guiding principles on state obligations concerning private schools: Lessons and strategic considerations from a rights perspective, by Tom Lowenthal

Seeing like the State, Calculating like a Business: Public-Private Partnerships in Education Revisited by Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Alexandra Draxler

NORRAG Special Issue:

Norrag Special Issue 01 – The Right to Education Movements and Policies: Promises and Realities

Middle-Eastern contextualized version of NORRAG Special Issue 01: The Right to Education Movements and Policies: Promises and Realities

Documents on the topic of the Right to Education are uploaded on the NORRAG Resource Library and available at this link.

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