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Equality of Opportunity in Education

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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 11)

Abstract

The notion that there should be equality of opportunity in education, where everyone has fair and equal access to a good quality education regardless of social background, race, gender or religion, and where people achieve success in education according to their efforts and ability, free of any form of discrimination, is enshrined in several International Conventions. Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations, 1948) proclaims that “everyone has the right to education”, that “education shall be free, at least in the elementary or fundamental stages” and that “education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality...”.

Keywords

Educational Opportunity Universal Declaration Educational Performance Disadvantaged Child Educational Success 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for EducationBonnGermany

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