Monday, March 26, 2007

Quotes

"From the human rights viewpoint, education is an end in itself rather than merely a means for achieving other ends. When economists define education as efficient production of human capital and classify all its human rights dimensions as externalities, the resulting image of people as human capital obviously clashes against people as subjects of rights.

The objective of getting all school-aged children to school and keeping them there till they attain the minimum defined in compulsory education is routinely used in the sector of education, but this objective does not necessarily conform to human rights requirements. The core human rights standards for education include respect of freedom. The respect of parents' freedom to educate their children according to their vision of what education should be has been part of international human rights standards since their very emergence."

Katarina Tomasevski
The Right to Education

Thanks to Leslie and Neil from AHED for posting these...

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