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Human Rights in The World Bank 2020 Education Strategy

  • Salim Vally
  • Carol Anne Spreen
Part of the Comparative and International Education book series (CIEDV, volume 14)

Abstract

At the outset of the World Bank’s new Education Strategy 2020. Learning for All (hereafter, WBES 2020), the right of all children to access education is proclaimed together with a ringing endorsement of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet, human rights do not feature again in the document. Our critique concerning the rhetoric behind the World Bank strategy as an attempt to colonize the human rights discourse, embraces Uvin’s sardonic sentiment “like Moliere’s character who discovered that he had always been speaking prose, that human rights is what these development agencies were doing all along. Case closed; high moral ground safely established” (Uvin, 2010, p. 165).

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Labor Market Human Capital Education Strategy Education Policy Early Childhood Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salim Vally
    • 1
  • Carol Anne Spreen
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of JohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Curry School of EducationUniversity of VirginiaU.S.A.

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