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Childrenʼs Rights and Education

International Perspectives


Edited By Beth Blue Swadener, Laura Lundy, Janette Habashi and Natasha Blanchet-Cohen

This book compares ways in which children’s rights in, to, and through education, formal and informal, are viewed and implemented in a variety of social and political contexts, aiming to shed light on how policies and practices can improve equal access to high quality education in an environment which is respectful of children’s rights. Chapters focus on understanding the opportunities for and challenges of addressing children’s rights to participation and to inclusion. Authors draw from a variety of disciplines, including critical and cultural studies of childhood, and bring internationally comparative policy perspectives to share nuanced and contrasting examples of ways in which a rights-based approach to education might empower children and youth. The book deepens and complicates research on children’s education rights, and will contribute to courses in comparative education, childhood studies, education policy, and children’s rights.
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12 When Boys Are Pushed-Pulled out of School: Rights to Education in the Philippines

Bound by Convention and Poverty



When Boys Are Pushed-Pulled Out of School

Rights to Education in the Philippines

Leodinito Y. Cañete

In putting forward its international development agenda, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) acknowledges that education is a fundamental human right in the exercise of all other human rights because it promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. Further, it recognizes that education is a powerful tool by which economically and socially marginalized adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty and participate fully as citizens. UNESCO also reports that millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty (UNESCO, n.d.).

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