Education as a Human Right: Principles for a Universal Entitlement to Learning (Paperback)Dr Tristan McCowan (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm
This book explores the legal, philosophical and practical dimensions of human rights, with a specific focus on the right to education. While addressing complex questions and maintaining an informed international perspective, Tristan McCowan writes accessibly and engagingly, making this an excellent book for anyone concerned with these issues. * Michele Schweisfurth, Professor of Comparative and International Education, University of Glasgow, UK *
Human rights will be the defining feature of the 21st century and Tristan McCowan's important book provides a lucid and thoughtful account of its meaning for education. Drawing on Dewey, Freire, Sen, and others, McCowan offers a political, moral, legal, and philosophical approach to rights, contrasting It with other approaches such as human capital and capabilities. This book is a must read for educators generally, especially those concerned with education policy, progressive education, comparative and international education, and, of course, human rights. * Steven J. Klees, Professor of International Education Policy, University of Maryland, USA *
Tristan McCowan provides an excellent genealogy of current debates surrounding the right to education. By examining both the 'right to education' and 'rights within education,' and by coupling these analyses with diverse global examples, the author offers an extremely compelling and useful text for scholars of human rights, international and comparative education, and international development broadly. * Monisha Bajaj, Associate Professor and International and Comparative Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, UK *
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