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 right to education of all children are re-emerging. Consequently, tension is building between fast, measurable and comparable 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?

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

Events and news:

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

5 February, Geneva: Geneva consultation on Human Rights Guiding Principles on State Obligations with regards to Private Involvement in Education (December 2017)

NORRAG Blog:

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 (February 2018)

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 (October 2017)

Education Saves Lives: Ensuring the Right to Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda (December 2013)

The Right to Education in Situations of Conflict-Affected and Fragile States – a Post-2015 Priority? (September 2013)

NORRAG Blog Stream on RTE:

Realising the Right to Education: Experiences and Insights by Archana Mehendale and Rahul Mukhopadhyay (February 2018)

Drafting guiding principles on state obligations concerning private schools: Lessons and strategic considerations from a rights perspective, by Tom Lowenthal (January 2018)

Seeing like the State, Calculating like a Business: Public-Private Partnerships in Education Revisited by Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Alexandra Draxler (January 2018)

GERM Policies in Early Childhood: Infecting our Youngest Citizens and Threatening the Right to Education by Helge Wasmuth and Elena Nitecki (November 2017)

NORRAG Debates: Can the Right to Education Finally be Achieved? (September 2017)

NORRAG Special Issue:

NORRAG SPECIAL ISSUE 01: The Right to Education Movements and Policies: Promises and Realities (January 2018)

Middle-Eastern contextualized version of NORRAG Special Issue 01: The Right to Education Movements and Policies: Promises and Realities (April 2018)

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