Educational Rights and Minorities (May 1994)
From the MRG Archive
Many states see the primary objective of their educational systems as the promotion of national unity and/or economic development. Minority (and majority) groups, on the other hand, see the transmission of their values and culture to their children to be of utmost importance. This report examines the conflicts and relationships between these two views, and also the tensions and support which can exist between minority and majority groups. Furthermore, it looks at the level to which states uphold their educational obligations towards minorities in the context of international law.