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Education Denied: Costs and Remedies

reviewed by Carol Huang - 2004

coverTitle: Education Denied: Costs and Remedies
Author(s): Katarina Tomasevski
Publisher: Zed Books, London
ISBN: 1842772503 , Pages: 256, Year: 2003
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Very few books deal with educational issues on such a grand scale, and scholars of international law seldom take such a strong stand to advocate for collective social action; Katarina Tomasevski’s book Education Denied—Costs and Remedies stands out on both counts. This book offers a unique contribution to the global educational debate in its forthright attempt to steer the current dominant discourse of education policy driven by economics back to rights-based remedies. This a bold attempt at a time when education is faced with drastic cuts of public funding and policy makers are embarking on vast privatization ventures. The book is a UN Special Report on human rights in education, an independent and outside report that the author claims is free from the influence of any international institutions or intergovernmental decision-making. The author sees the impact of the denial of education on a global scale and, in addition to showing the miscalculations and misrule in education policy, proposes a new way of thinking toward action. The... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 5, 2004, p. 964-967
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11250, Date Accessed: 7/12/2020 5:58:11 AM

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  • Carol Huang
    Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
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    CAROL HUANG is a professor at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Her current research projects include East St. Louis as a Teacher Training Site and Mexican Migrant Women in the Midwest.
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