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Right to Development

Asha Bajpai

in Child Rights in India

Second edition

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195670820
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199082117 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670820.003.0007
Right to Development

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This chapter evaluates the rights of children to development. Basic education meets the fundamental learning needs of children, the youth, and adults. Early childhood development (ECD) and adult basic education serve as supporting efforts to primary education. Modern States regard education as a legal duty and not merely a right. The Shiksha Karmi Project in Rajasthan, and Primary and Elementary Education Projects in Maharashtra are some of the programmes implemented during the 1990s, concentrating on enhancing the quality of primary schooling by developing supportive learning conditions. The Convention on the Rights of the Child guarantees the right to play and recreational activities to all children. The close connections between basic education and key civic, economic, and social goals of communities lend a special urgency to the effort to fulfil the promise of basic education for all.

Keywords: basic education; primary education; early childhood development; Shiksha Karmi Project; Rajasthan; Primary and Elementary Education Projects; Maharashtra; Convention on the Rights of the Child

Chapter.  18157 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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