Category Archives: Ethnicity

Education bounces back in Cambodia and Ethiopia

Français | Español By Jakob Engel, a research consultant for the Overseas Development Institute Cambodia and Ethiopia offer valuable lessons on improving access to education after conflict, the theme of the 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report, The hidden crisis: Armed … Continue reading

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Education and conflict in Côte d’Ivoire: a deadly spiral

Français | Español | العربية The political upheaval in Côte d’Ivoire is taking a heavy toll on education, especially in the north, illustrating starkly the devastating impact conflict can have on learning opportunities – and the vicious circle in which … Continue reading

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On the margins in the wealthy West

By Karen Moore, policy analyst, Education for All Global Monitoring Report Français | Español The word marginalization often brings to mind those in the world’s poorest countries. But on a trip to Canada last week I was reminded of one of … Continue reading

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India’s ground-breaking Right to Education Act

Numerous voices have risen this week to praise India’s historic Right to Education Act, which came into force on 1 April. The new law establishes the right to education of every child aged 6 to 14, and addresses India’s need … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Ethnicity, Legislation, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Poverty | 6 Comments

Europe’s highest court backs Roma in segregation case

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, Europe’s highest court, ruled today in a case involving 14 children in Croatia that the segregation of Roma children into separate classes based on language is unlawful discrimination, violating the … Continue reading

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