Uneducated? An Injustice!

Compelling Case for a Right to Education

SF - Washington. Everyone has the right to education. Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of December 10, 1948 .

Education is one of those topics politicians love to talk about. Talk is cheap, though. as Ugo Mifsud Bonnici, former Maltese President and Minister of Education, explains in his latest book An Introduction to the Law of Education. Compellingly, he calls for a debate on the legal framework and conditions of the law of education. Every politician championing education should heed his counsel: One cannot do the right thing if one does not know what the right thing is, and one comes to know what is right through being informed. p. 5.

While the author's main focus is on his home country of Malta, the international reader will find plenty of inspiring insights. Law and education met very late in the development of many societies. However, the law of education has many roots and common denominators throughout the world. By an intelligent mixture of history and philosophy, the author develops the influences of state, church and parents on education. He also presents the overarching role of language as a medium for education and sheds light on teachers' positions in the education system.

While citing Aristotle and Kant, the author refers to constitutions and court decisions from different countries, amongs those Germany and the United States of America, as well as to decisions of international courts and tribunals ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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