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Realizing the Abidjan Principles on the Right to Education

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Realizing the Abidjan Principles on the Right to Education

Human Rights, Public Education, and the Role of Private Actors in Education

9781839106026 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Frank Adamson, Assistant Professor of Education Leadership, California State University, Sacramento, US, Sylvain Aubry, Research and Legal Advisor, The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Kenya, Mireille de Koning, Program Officer, Open Society Education Support Program, Open Society Foundations, UK and Delphine Dorsi, Director, Right to Education Initiative (RTE), UK
Publication Date: May 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 602 6 Extent: c 256 pp
This insightful book analyses the process of the first adoption of guiding human rights principles for education, the Abidjan Principles. It explains the development of the Abidjan Principles, including their articulation of the right to education, the state obligation to provide quality public education, and the role of private actors in education.

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This insightful book analyses the process of the first adoption of guiding human rights principles for education, the Abidjan Principles. It explains the development of the Abidjan Principles, including their articulation of the right to education, the state obligation to provide quality public education, and the role of private actors in education.

Multidisciplinary in approach, both legal and education scholars address key issues on the right to education, including parental rights in education, the impact of school choice, and evidence about inequities arising from private involvement in education at the global level.

Focusing on East African and Francophone countries, as well as the global level, chapters explore the role and impact of private actors and privatization in education. The book concludes by calling for the rights outlined in the Abidjan Principles not to remain locked in text, but for states to take responsibility and be held to account for delivering them, as promised in international human rights treaties.

Interpreting human rights law as requiring that states provide a quality public education, this book will be a valuable resource for academics and students of education policy, human rights, and education law. It will also be beneficial for policy makers, practitioners, and advocacy groups working on the right to education.
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Contributors include: F. Adamson, S. Aubry, M.S. Carmona, M. de Koning, D. Dorsi, C. Fontdevila, S. Fredman, J. Härmä, M.-F. Lange, M. Moschetti, J. Mowbray, L. Oduor-Noah, A. Verger, R. Zinigrad

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