Educational access, equity, and development: planning to make rights realities
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AbstractThe purpose of this monograph, published as part of the Fundamentals of Educational Planning series,1 is to offer insight into the planning of universal access to basic education, understood to mean the completion of a full cycle of primary and lower secondary schooling. Access to education for all children has been a goal of UNESCO since the regional conferences on universal primary education in the early 1960s. It was reflected in the global commitments made at the 1990 Jomtien World Conference on Education for All and at the 2000 Dakar World Education Forum, at which governments made commitments to meet six Education for All goals. Despite considerable progress towards these goals, it is clear that Education for All remains unfinished business. As a result, commitments to universalize access to learning through basic education were renewed at the Global Education for All Meeting in Muscat in 2014. Most recently, the UN Sustainable Development Goals have reasserted the central importance of investment in education for development, and include goals and indicators designed to ensure that every child has their right to education realized (UN Sustainable Development Network, 2015; Lewin, 2015b). By analysing the experience of the past two decades we can identify the main challenges that remain in providing opportunities for all children to learn, and provide a basis for improving planning.
Lewin, Keith (2015) Educational access, equity, and development: planning to make rights realities. Fundamentals of Educational Planning, 98 . United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Paris, France. ISBN 9789280313840