In all schools, the convergence of issues such as native language, poverty, culture, race, ethnicity and the movement of people create almost insurmountable conditions for children struggling to make their way in the world and often just to survive. Education is a basic human right, enshrined in law all over the world. Yet, according to the Right to Education Project, 69 million school-aged children worldwide are not in school and more than 700 million are illiterate.
In an effort to bring together individuals and organizations with deep commitment to these issues, the Center for Language Education (CLE) in the School of Education at North Georgia College & State University and the Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE) will organize the session "Education as a Human Right: A Conversation" to be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. G3ict has been invited to facilitate a part of the Conversation on access to education for persons with disablities.
Following the Conversation, there is promise for the development of an international network of concerned individuals and organizations from around the world. The central focus of this network will be on the topic of “Education as a Human Right,” which casts a wide net that will allow us to examine the challenges of education in a global society. This dialogue is an opportunity for practitioners working to advance children’s right to education and those interested in it to discuss questions and challenges, and share experiences and ideas.
The Conversation follows the CASIE Global Language Convention (GLC) on April 13-15, 2012 (Atlanta International School). (Convention website: CASIEONLINE.Org/Events/GLC).