Education, Equality and Human Rights

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“Education, Equality and Human Rights”, edited by Mike Cole, talks about human rights and their connection to the education field in the twenty first century. Each of the equality issues is covered in their own way and how they are related to education, which includes gender, race, sexuality, disability and social class. It is written in a manner that is more user friendly for educators, social workers and sociology students. I find this book to be an easy read and very interesting. The book has a lot of advantages for readers wishing to get a general impression about the different equality issues that are found in educational settings. Although most issues that are brought up in the book refers to the systems in the United Kingdom, you can easily relate the information to your own country. The chapter also gives you different suggestions and solutions to the different types of equality. Written by professionals in their specific field of study, each chapter finds the history of the different issues till the present and allows the readers to judge their ongoing importance in the future. In this book review, there are a few chapters that I find most interesting and more related to my profession, as an International Ki Continue...

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We have to change peoples minds that children with special needs also have a right to learn and go to school. In chapters seven and eight, both written by Richard Rieser, he discussed the disability equality and the need of inclusive education or special education. As I read through the chapter with Rieser pointing out all the different views from different times of the past, it is quite heart breaking to see how different societies have treated people with disabilities. It does not matter what the child's special needs are, as long as he or she can cope with some extra help in the classroom setting, I believe that the child will benefit from the activities in the classroom. Can the points that Rieser raised in his chapters be found in a Hong Kong's schooling system Do all schools in Hong Kong support inclusion What are the positive aspects for children with disabilities to go to a mainstream school In Chapter 7, Disability equality: confronting the oppression of the past, is written by Richard Rieser, a teacher with a disability, who had the chance to work in different settings, from nursery schools to secondary schools. As a teacher, I agree with the statement that Rieser and Mason had stated. Showing them that they are not a burden, but part of our society. In a Judaeo-Christian setting, people with disabilities were seen as "unclean (p. Reflecting from my teaching experiences, I have worked with children with different types and levels of special needs. After reading the points that Rieser's had made in the previous chapter, in Chapter 8, Inclusive education or special education need: Meeting the challenge of disability discrimination in schools, Rieser had argued on how inclusive education is the next step to remove difficulties and harmful approaches for children with special needs. These people are treated in a manner that is not fair to them. All the information that was given in this chapter is from a first person point of view.


UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
right to marry; the right to equality before the articles affirm the universal right to education, to form This occurs when one pushes human rights out of the (3862 15 )

Civil Rights & Integration
promises that focused on restoring equality to African p. 279) argues that KingÆs education and beliefs the question of civil and human rights, most notably (1279 5 )

Islamic Conception of Human Rights
According to them, with education and with strict adherence Culture has further impinged upon equality by keeping There is no human representative on earth who (2565 10 )

Islam and Human Rights
According to them, with education and with strict adherence Culture has further impinged upon equality by keeping There is no human representative on earth who (2564 10 )

Human Security & UN Interventions
to provide aid, relief and education, by imposing pressure on nations responsible for human rights violations. dignity of the individual, the equality of states (1590 6 )

English as a Second Language
on the question of social equality and whether Bilingual Education will have to be seen as more UN Charter and the International Declaration of Human Rights). (1089 4 )