A high-quality education for all

Power, Colin (2013). A high-quality education for all. In Achieving Quality Education for All: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region and Beyond (pp. 63-68) London, United Kingdom: Springer . doi:10.1007/978-94-007-5294-8_11

Author Power, Colin
Title of chapter A high-quality education for all
Title of book Achieving Quality Education for All: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region and Beyond
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5294-8_11
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9789400752948
Chapter number 11
Start page 63
End page 68
Total pages 6
Total chapters 37
Language eng
Subjects 3300 Social Sciences
Abstract/Summary Our shared agenda was, and still is, that of working with governments, nongovernment organizations and educators throughout the world to ensure that all children are provided with an education that is effective, relevant and of high quality. But what is an effective, relevant, high-quality education? The question itself is value laden: how it is answered reflects one’s values and philosophy of education. While education systems do vary in terms of approach and emphasis, there is general agreement about the overall purposes of education. These are set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on Discrimination in Education and are enshrined in the constitution and legislation of most nations. As Article 26 of the Universal Declaration insists, “Everyone has the right to education…” which is to be “free” and “compulsory in the elementary stages”. The declaration and conventions go on to specify the aims of education, thus to indicate the criteria by which the effectiveness, quality and relevance of education are to be judged (Power, UNESCO’s response to the challenge of creating unity in diversity. In: Campbell J (ed.) Creating our common future, UNESCO/Berghahn Books, Paris, 2001; Soc Alternatives, 24(2), 13-18, 2005).
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Institutional Status UQ

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