Education. The purpose and goal of the school is to teach pupils how to think. Declaration of the Rights of the Child (plain language version).
The purpose and goal of the school is to teach pupils how to think.
7. You have the right to go to school for free, to play, and to have an equal chance to develop yourself and to learn to be responsible and useful.
Your parents have special responsibilities for your education and guidance.
9. You have the right to be protected against cruel acts or exploitation, e.g. you shall not be obliged to do work which hinders your development both physically and mentally.You should not work before a minimum age and never when that would hinder your health, and your moral and physical development.
10. You should be taught peace, understanding, tolerance and friendship among all people.
Education is a fundamental human right:
When we ensure that children have access to quality education that is rooted in gender equality, we create a ripple effect of opportunity that impacts generations to come.
Encouraging children to play and explore helps them learn and develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
Children's play involves
Children learn how to behave by imitating the behavior of those closest to them. As such, parents, teachers and caregivers need the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the child with the best early learning environment and interaction.
Responsibility for children will be different with adult responsibilities
However, there’s no harm in teaching responsibility to children early on
Learning about responsibility can be achieved through simple steps
What are steps you can think of?
Improve children’s readiness to start primary school on time, particularly children who are marginalized and face social exclusion.
Reduce gender and other disparities that hamper increased access to, participation in and completion of a quality basic education.
Improve education quality and increase school retention, completion and achievement rates.
Restore education in emergency, post-conflict and transition environments, and safeguard education systems against fallout from the AIDS epidemic
The importance of mother-tongue education
A language disappears on average every two weeks, carrying with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage.
The protection of linguistic diversity is a challenge for sustainable development. Languages convey knowledge and local know-how, they are an irreplaceable tool for sustainability.
There exists a vital interaction between linguistic and cultural diversity. The principle of equality of all cultures and languages should be acknowledged.
Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a tool for social development. Educational opportunities depend on literacy.
Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy.
It focuses particularly on vulnerable and marginalized groups*, it aims at developing the full potential of every individual
Today, 75 million children are excluded from education.
Seven out of ten live in sub-Saharan Africa or South and West Asia. Sixty per cent of them are girls living in Arab States and sixty-six per cent in South and West Asia.
The main reasons for exclusion are poverty, gender inequity, disability, child labour, speaking a minority language, belonging to an indigenous people, and living a nomadic or rural lifestyle.