13.03.2007 - UNESCO Office in Santiago

Quality education for all: a human rights issue. Educational policies within the framework of the II Intergovernmental Meeting of the Regional Education Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (EFA/PRELAC). Background document.

This document in intended to offer some reflections and educational policy recommendations in contribution to the deliberations of the Second Intergovernmental Meeting of the Regional Education Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (PRELAC), held in March of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The central theme is a quality education for all, with education being understood as a public good and fundamental human right which States have the obligation to respect, foster, and protect in order to assure the equal opportunity to access knowledge.

It is necessary to address these recommendations in the mid and long-terms in order to fulfill the objectives of a Quality Education for All within the framework of the five strategic focuses of PRELAC. These recommendations involve general policy measures as well as making transformations at the different levels of educational systems - especially in schools. The general policies upon which they are based must become integrated, rights-based, and State-led national policies arrived at through agreements made with society




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