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Promoting Rights in Schools: providing quality public education

Aimed at actively engaging parents, children, teachers, unions, communities and local civil society organisations in collectively monitoring and improving the quality of public education, PRS offers a set of practical tools that can be used as a basis for mobilisation, advocacy and campaigning. The pack provides four key resources:

1) a charter of 10 rights which, when fulfilled, will enable all children to complete a good quality education;

2) a participatory methodology for: using the charter; collecting, analysing and using data; and consolidating information into ‘citizens reports’ that could be used for the development of Action Plans or to encourage discussions and reviews at local, district and national levels;

3) a series of education- and rights-based indicators organised in a survey format to enable users to capture information in a systematic manner;

4) a compilation of key international human rights references providing the foundations and legitimacy of the charter and reports.

PRS builds on education and human rights frameworks to describe an ideal school that offers quality education. Its methodology supports links between programme work at the school level and advocacy and policy efforts in national and international forums. The process is as important as the outcome: it is only through engaging all stakeholders in the process – from developing the charter to collecting and analysing the data and debating the findings – that we will promote greater awareness of what needs to change and how.
We hope that this work will provide citizens with the unique ability to gather evidence on the state of their education system, enabling them to hold duty bearers accountable for developing inclusive and sustainable solutions to ensure quality learning for all children.
Uploaded on: Feb 05, 2012
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2015
Year Published: 2012

Resource Tags

Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Children's Rights, Education Tool Type: Manuals & Guides, Training Resources & Popular Education Languages: English Regions: > Global