Child Labour and the Right to Education in South Asia: Needs Versus Rights?

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  • ISBN-13: 9780761996255
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Pages: 600

Table of Contents

List of Tables 8
List of Figures 10
Preface and Acknowledgements 11
1 Needs versus Rights? Child Labour, Social Exclusion and the Challenge of Universalising Primary Education 15
2 The Social Construction of Childhood: A Perspective from Bangladesh 47
3 Rights versus Needs: Is it in the 'Best Interest of the Child'? 73
4 International Labour Standards and Child Labour 95
5 Social Exclusion, Children's Work and Education: A View from the Margins 109
6 Modes of Learning-Labour Relations: Educational Strategies and Child Labour 143
7 Educational Provision and National Goals in South Asia: A Review of Policy and Performance 167
8 Universalisation of Elementary Education: Government Policies and Perspectives 194
9 'Community' at the Centre of Universal Primary Education Strategies: An Empirical Investigation 216
10 Government-NGO Partnership and Children's Right to Education in Bangladesh 243
11 Revitalising Government Provision: Partnership between Pratham and Municipal Primary Schools in Mumbai 267
12 Filling a Critical Gap in Basic Education in Bangladesh 292
13 Operationalising the Right to Education: The Lok Jumbish Experience in Rajasthan 304
14 Schools as Institutions for the Elimination of Child Labour: The Experience of the M. V. Foundation in the Ranga Reddy District 321
15 Family Adjustments for Mainstreaming Child Labourers into Formal Schools in Calcutta: The Experience of CINI-ASHA 335
16 Deprivation, Discrimination and Delivery: Competing Explanations for Child Labour and Educational Failure in South Asia 351
About the Editors and Contributors 394
Index 398
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